Description: Church Cottage
Date Listed: 9 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281136
OS Grid Reference: TL9836863683
OS Grid Coordinates: 598368, 263683
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2356, 0.9036
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TL 96 SE ELMSWELL SCHOOL ROAD
5/33 Church Cottage
House, mid C16. One storey and attics. 3-cell cross-entry plan. Timber-
framed and plastered. Pantiled roof, once thatched: gabled C20 casement
dormers. An axial chimney, the shaft rebuilt in C20 red brick. Mid C20
casements. A C16 ogee moulded mullioned window is exposed and glazed, and
another of early C17 ovolo-mullioned type in the parlour. A C20 half-glazed
panelled door on the garden side at cross-entry position. C20 gabled entrance
porch at lobby-entrance position with panelled door. Interior: Typical modest
but heavy mid C16 framing throughout. Unchamfered square-sectioned floor
joists. A pair of 4-centred arched service room doorways (one restored).
Clasped purlin roof; windbracing at gable only. Central over the hall is a
heavy collarbeam truss, in place of a tie beam. Evidence for a timber-framed
chimney on the site of the present one, which is of c.1600 with back-to-back
lintelled fireplaces. Restored c.1980 after a period of dereliction, when the
service cell was rebuilt and other alterations made.
Listing NGR: TL9836863683
Source: English Heritage
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