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Pear Tree Cottage, Bruton

Description: Pear Tree Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 261684

OS Grid Reference: ST6607434897
OS Grid Coordinates: 366074, 134897
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1124, -2.4860

Location: Bruton, Somerset BA10 0PR

Locality: Bruton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA10 0PR

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Listing Text

5/212 Pear tree Cottage

Detached cottage. C17 modified. Local stone rubble; double Roman clay tiles between coped gables; brick end and
intermediate chimney stacks. 2 storeys with attic, 3 bays. Aluminium windows replacing sashes; C20 porch between bays
2 and 3, with dormer window in roof over. Single storey extension to North West gable. Fireplace in East room has
timber beam with date 1633 cut in and a stopped chamfer beam spins the ceiling; arched collar trusses to roof.
Formerly house of the Amos family; one timber emigrated in C17 to the USA became wealthy and endowed Bruton Church,
Williamsburg, Virginia: now place of pilgrimage for American branch of Amos family. (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood,
Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972; Guide to St. Mary's Church, Bruton).

Listing NGR: ST6607434897

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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