Description: Pipers Cottage
Date Listed: 9 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281177
OS Grid Reference: TL9363661647
OS Grid Coordinates: 593636, 261647
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2190, 0.8333
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TL 96 SW HESSETT THE STREET (EAST SIDE)
4/74 Pipers Cottage
House, early or mid C16; remodelled mid C20. 2 storeys. 3-cell cross-entry
plan. Timber-framed and plastered. Concrete plaintiled roof, formerly
thatched: an axial chimney, the shaft rebuilt C20 in narrow buff bricks. Mid
C20 casements. Mid C20 battened and boarded door at cross-entry position:
gabled porch on posts. Interior: A submedieval house of unusual form, in 4
bays. Both end bays have heavy medieval floor joists, but the 1st floor over
the hall has regular unchamfered 1st floor joists of mid or late C16
appearance and may have been inserted. The left-hand bay has had an
archbraced open truss dividing it from the adjacent bay at 1st storey. A
chimney stack with very large cambered lintel backs onto the cross-entry.
Complete coupled-rafter roof, half-hipped at both ends until C17. The house
was either of "croglofft" form when built, with a single-bay open hall and an
open sleeping loft adjacent to left, or of more advanced form where a 2-bay
chamber extends over both hall and parlour.
Listing NGR: TL9363661647
Source: English Heritage
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