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Beehive Cottage, Balterley

Description: Beehive Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 273292

OS Grid Reference: SJ7510349328
OS Grid Coordinates: 375103, 349328
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0406, -2.3728

Location: Back Lane, Crewe CW3 9AF

Locality: Balterley
Local Authority: Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: CW3 9AF

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Listing Text

SJ 74 NE side), Buddileigh

8/14 Beehive Cottage
[formerly listed as
17.11.66 House at Buddileigh
(at road fork N. of
Betley Village)]

- II

House. Probably C15 with C17 additions. Timber framed with painted
brick infill panels; plain tile roof; brick ridge stack. T-shaped plan.
Single-cell baffle-entry plan hall range of cruck construction aligned
north-south facing west with north-west porch of 1622 and a C17 two-
bay crosswing to the north aligned east-west. Hall range of one storey
and attic to the right with 3 tiers of square panels to eaves level,
and straight braces. Large C20 latticed casement to the right; central
C17 gabled attic dormer with ovolo-moulded tie beam and v-struts, containing
a C19 mullion and transom window. Gabled porch to the left dated 1622
with ovolo-moulded tie beam, and v-struts, and a nail-studded door.
C17 gabled crosswing to the left of 2 storeys and attic. High brick
and stone plinth and tiers of square panels to eaves level. Double
collar and tie beam roof trusses with vertical struts between the horizontal
members; C20 latticed casements. Exposed cruck truss to the south gable
with Alcock apex type F1. The north front of the crosswing has a different
framing pattern, consisting of 2 tiers of tall rectangular panels broken
up by 2 areas of square panels similar to those of the west front.
Interior. Inside the porch and directly in front of the chimney stack
is an ogee-headed doorway with simple fleur-de-lys carvings on the lintel.
The first floor within the cruck framed building is a later insertion;
it has a chamfered cross beam. A second pair of crucks is visible to
the north. C17 newel staircase within the crosswing with splat balusters
around the top of the stair well. Alcock p.155.

Listing NGR: SJ7510349328

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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