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Description: Bourne Brook Cottage
Date Listed: 1 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 287236
OS Grid Reference: SU9663361946
OS Grid Coordinates: 496633, 161946
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3484, -0.6138
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SU 96 SE CHOBHAM CLAPPERS LANE
5/142 (north side)
II Bourne Brook Cottage
House. Probably mid C16, C18 and early C20. Timber-framed with brick infill
and cladding, and brick; plain tile roof. 2 storeys. Central C17 3-bay timber-
framed block (4 1st floor windows) with added bay to right, and at either end
early C20 2-bay cross -wings with further single-storey bays to outside. C20
leaded casements throughout. Roadside front: C17 range: clad in C18 orangey
bricks with some grey headers in Flemish bond with end pilasters and cyma-moulded
cornice; 4 windows to each floor, an Alliance fire insurance plaque between
the 2 left-hand first-floor windows; stack at right end and to ridge near left
end. Added bay, in line, on right of C20 brick with nail studded cross-boarded
door and window above. Cross-wings project slightly having cross-windows on
ground floor, double door to left wing and lateral stack to right wing; timber-
framing in gable of each. The outer, single-storey bays have hipped roofs.
Rear: C17 range: timber-framing exposed, on brick plinth, having wall posts
arch-braced to wall plate, mid-rail (lower in centre bay) and vertical studs
forming tall rectangular panels with brick infill of various periods, the lower
part of the wall inclining slightly inwards; door on right; 3 windows on each
floor, set in panels. Added bay on left has timbering on ground floor, C20
brick above. Cross-wings have ground floor outshuts extending further outwards,
left one with doorway.
Interior: C17 range: stop-chamfered beams and joists to 2 left-hand bays on
ground floor; parts of timber frame visible, the rear wall posts having arched
braces to tie beams, only one brace surviving; original crudely-shaped joists
to loft floor and, at right end remnants of wattle and daub , timber fire
hood; queen-post roof trusses with vertical studs and mortices in soffits of
tie-beams indicating presence of former partition walls; at left end, framing
for former half-hip with gablet. From 1930-36 occupied by The Rajah of Sarawak.
Listing NGR: SU9663361946
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Source: English Heritage
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