Description: Blake's Cottage
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 271021
OS Grid Reference: ST1613826461
OS Grid Coordinates: 316138, 126461
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0314, -3.1973
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4/136 Blake's Cottage
(previously listed under Norton
Cottage. Late C16 early C17. enlarged C17-C18, restored late C20. Roughcast over cob and
rubble, thatched roof,half hipped to left, central brick stack.Plan:possibly gable entry
single cell enlarged to 2 cell,lying North-EastSouth-West.One and a half storeys,all C20
casements,2-light dormer rising from eaves right,small central stairlight window,ground
floor 2 casements flanking 2 raking buttresses centre, entrance plank door end right,
thatched hooded porch,single storey C20 addition right return.Interior:chamfered lintel
to fireplace,stairs to left,peaked doorframe between,axial chamfered beam with step and
runout stops, lateral chamfered beam in room behind stack.Upper storey not sighted, said to
contain one jointed cruck, perhaps rising from ground level. Recent restoration revealed
rubble piers at corners of left gable end and ajoining wooden shuttering to cob walls,
possibly part of a linhay predicting enlargement of cottage.
(V46 Report, unpublished SRD, September 1974).
Listing NGR: ST1613826461
Source: English Heritage
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