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Span Cottage, Cockshutt

Description: Span Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260751

OS Grid Reference: SJ4456230139
OS Grid Coordinates: 344562, 330139
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8659, -2.8249

Location: Cockshutt, Shropshire SY12 0JU

Locality: Cockshutt
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY12 0JU

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Listing Text

SJ 43 SW
9/51 Span Cottage
- (formerly listed under
15.4.87 Englsh Frankton)
- II
Cottage, now disused. Late C17 with later additions and alterations.
Timber framed with painted red brick infill on chamfered red sandstone
block plinth; slate roof with deep overhanging eaves. 2-cell end baffle-
entry plan with slightly later byre attached to right. One storey and
attic. Framing: irregular square and rectangular panels, 3 from cill
to wall-plate, with long straight tension braces to right gable end and
rear. Collar and tie beam end truss to right and red sandstone blocks
to left gable end, which has apparently inserted integral red brick stack.
Boarded door to far left and two C20 casements to left of plank door
to right of centre. Late C19 or early C20 gabled eaves dormer between
casements. Stable door to byre to far right with eaves hatch to left.
C19 single-storey brick lean-tos to each end, right with infilled arches
of former pigsties covered by C20 red brick lean-to. Rear wall has
small C19 cast-iron casement to right. Interior. Left ground-floor
room has chamfered spine beam and plain flat joists. Infilled stone
inglenook fireplace with segmental chamfered wooden lintel. Timber
framed cross wall on sandstone block plinth has wide plank door with
wooden latch and pointed strap hinges to right and infilled doorway to
left. Right room has chamfered spine beam with straight-cut stops and
plain joists. Oak winder staircase behind plank door to right of fire-
place in left room. Stepping of brick stack visible to left gable end
on first floor. Wide boarded oak floor boards and chamfered single-
purlin roof with central collar and tie beam truss and slightly jowled
wall posts. Wall between house part and 2-bay byre has collar and tie
beam truss with slightly raking struts from tie beam to principal rafters
and long straight tension braces. Unusual pegged mortice and tenon
joint from spine beam of right room of house into this wall. Red brick
infill (bricks laid vertically on sides) probably 1866 as has painted
inscription "TS/1866". Central truss and loft to right part of byre
are inserted. Truss consists of 2 long raking struts from floor of
hay-loft to single purlins. C19 cowstalls against back wall. Lean-
to attached to left gable end has cast-iron fireplace and sink to left
with furnace below.

Listing NGR: SJ4456230139

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Source: English Heritage

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