Date Listed: 11 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 28617
OS Grid Reference: ST6914670046
OS Grid Coordinates: 369146, 170046
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4286, -2.4452
5118 BITTON MILL LANE
ST 6970 13/37 11.5.53
Front part mid-C17 with 2 later C17 parallel ranges to rear. Picturesque
gabled house. Built principally of lias rubble. Pantile roof with stone
chimneys on gables. Two storeys with tall gables to attic. Stone mullion
windows with drips. East front has gable with 3-light windows on 2nd floor
and ground floor and a 4-light window on 1st floor, relieving arch to ground
floor; further oval opening at top of gable. Further gable to left with
3-light (wooden mullion) window to ground floor and a chimney.
Gabled north return has part-blocked 1st floor stair window with cornice
and slightly later wooden lintel. Two window extension to right and lean-to
with monolithic oval window.
South front has tall gable to right which acts as turret to west and has
catslide to east, oval window at top of gable, later 3-light attic casement,
2-light window on 1st floor. Doorway below with bread-oven projection
to right. One and a half storey extension to left with 3-light window
in gabled half dormer and a similar window to ground floor right. Most
openings have later corbelling over as rain offsets.
Interior has a number of interesting features. South-west room has 2 cupboards
with moulded panels and decorative hinges; fireplace has cross-panelled
frieze above and to side a screen to baffle entrance (multiple mouldings
to surround). The room above has partly moulded trusses. The attic above
the west room has original moulded plank door with its surround and decorative
hinges, so has attic above east room. The west attic room is a kind of
belvedere, contains windows to south and west and has a chamfered collar
truss. Stairs are part newel to 1st floor and then newel up to attic.
Listing NGR: ST6914670046
Source: English Heritage
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