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Description: Dick Whittingtons Cottage
Date Listed: 3 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260833
OS Grid Reference: SJ3834034292
OS Grid Coordinates: 338340, 334292
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9025, -2.9181
ELLESMERE RURAL C.P. NEWNES
SJ 33 SE
8/133 Dick Whittington's Cottage
Not shown on O.S. map.
Cottage. Mid-to late C16with minor later additions and alterations.
Timber framed, of cruck construction, with red brick infill and rebuilding;
corrugated iron over straw thatch roof. 2 cruck-framed bays, right bay
formerly open to roof, with stack added to left and right bay floored over
in C17. One storey and attic. Framing to front: square panels, 2 from
cill to wall-plate. Roughly central plank door with pointed strap hinges
has timber framed gabled eaves dormer with leaded casement directly above
and early C19 leaded casements to left and right, latter with infilled
doorway immediately to left. Interior. 2 true cruck trusses, left
immediately to right of inserted stack (sawn-off on ground floor to back
wall) and right with timber framed cross wall between blades. Both trusses
have slightly cambered collars, left with king-post (Alcock apex-type G);
original single purlins and thatching spars. Chamfered ceiling beams and
joists to ground-floor rooms (original to left room) and partly infilled
inglenook fireplace with chamfered wooden lintel to left stack. Semi-
winder oak staircase to right of entrance and wide boarded oak floor boards
to first floor. Alcock (1981), p. 143.
Listing NGR: SJ3834034292
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