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Description: Church Cottage
Date Listed: 18 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280875
OS Grid Reference: TL9774059041
OS Grid Coordinates: 597740, 259041
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1941, 0.8917
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RATTLESDEN UPPER STREET
TL 95 NE
3/122 Church Cottage
House, late C14 or C15 with remodelling of C16 and later. A 2-storey cross-
wing whose main range once stood to its left along the street frontage.
Timber-framed and plastered, the front gable rebuilt in c19 brick (now
painted). Concrete plaintiled roof. An axial late C16 or early C17 chimney
of pink/buff brick, the shaft rebuilt in mid C20 red brick. A mid c19 square
bay shop window with small panes, linked to a flat canopy over the entrance
door on carved console brackets; C19 half-glazed 4-panelled door. The front 2
or 3 bays of the house are the earliest, with heavy studding, jowled storey
posts and cambered tie-beams with evidence for short archbraces. The house
was extended rearwards beyond the chimney in C15 or early C16: heavy close-
studding, blocked diamond mullioned windows and coupled-rafter roof (front
section of roof not examined). A further rearward extension is possibly C16
and tapers to an exceptionally narrow span. The 1st floor structure and part
of walling at the front were altered in C17.
Listing NGR: TL9773959041
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Source: English Heritage
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