Description: 8 and 9, Church Road
Date Listed: 22 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 260715
OS Grid Reference: SJ4229821972
OS Grid Coordinates: 342298, 321972
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7922, -2.8571
BASCHURCH C.P. CHURCH ROAD (west side)
SJ 42 SW
15/18 Nos. 8 and 9
House, now divided into 2 cottages. Early C17, extended mid-C19 with
later additions and alterations. Timber framed with painted brick infill
and addition; corrugated iron over thatch roof with deep boarded eaves
being replaced at time of resurvey (February 1987) and graded slate roof
to C19 addition. Original plan probably of 3 framed bays, possibly with
baffle entry to rear, extended by one bay to left in later C17 and to
right in mid-C19. One storey and attic with dentilled eaves cornice
to C19 addition. Framing: square panels, 3 from cill to wall-plate,
slightly more irregular to left of roughly central ridge stack. Painted
red sandstone blocks to ground floor of left gable end and rendered above;
brick to C19 addition painted black and white in imitation of timber frame.
Three mid-C19 cast-iron horizontal sliding sashes with bracketed pentice
hoods and contemporary fixed-light window to left. Plank door to far
right of original part and C19 gabled eaves dormer directly above left
sash. Red brick ridge stacks roughly to centre and to right (latter
formerly end stack) and integral stack to rear left corner. Eyebrow
eaves dormer to rear. Interior. Inspection of No. 9 (part to right
of centre ridge stack) only possible at time of resurvey (February 1987).
Left ground-floor room has chamfered spine beam and plain joists and square
panelled cross wall separating it from centre room. Timber framed spine
partition wall and large chimney breast with infilled inglenook fireplace
to left. Oak winder staircase to front of stack. Centre room has chamf-
ered spine beam and plain joists. C19 addition with chamfered spine beam
and joists also had bread oven (recently demolished at time of resurvey).
Rooms above do not have access from other first-floor rooms. Left first-
floor room has inset cupboard with plank door behind chimney breast.
Queen-strut truss with cambered tie beam, V-struts from collar and staggered
single purlins between left and centre rooms. Original thatching spars
visible. Wide boarded floor boards on first floor and plank doors through-
out. In process of extensive renovation at time of resurvey.
Listing NGR: SJ4229821972
Source: English Heritage
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