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Old Court Cottage, Limpsfield

Description: Old Court Cottage

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 June 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 287853

OS Grid Reference: TQ4049153361
OS Grid Coordinates: 540491, 153361
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2621, 0.0122

Location: Titsey Road, Limpsfield, Surrey RH8 0RZ

Locality: Limpsfield
Local Authority: Tandridge District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH8 0RZ

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Listing Text


7/198 Old Court Cottage
(formerly listed as Court House
11.6.58 and Little Court Cottage)


House first phase c1190-1200, with alterations of late C14, C16 crosswing to south
and inserted C17 stack. Timber framed rubblestone and render plinth with brick
underbuilding and rendered infill above, steep plain tiled hipped roof with end
gablets; diagonal stack to right, Originally aisled hall of 2 bays with 2 bay
crosswing to south. 2 storeys, 4 leaded casement windows across first floor,
ground floor window to centre under shallow tile pent roof. Part glazed planked
door to right, further door to left under shallow flat porch hood on brackets. Pent
roof brick addition to left end. Right hand return front: jettied first floor.

Interior features include: aisle posts and arcade plates from earliest phase,
pointed service doorways and exposed framing of C14 alterations. Two very rare
carved capitals survive in upstairs room with foliage carving. Cited as an
outstandingly important early example of framed building in the South of england
by R.T. Mason:" Framed buildings of the Weald." Also "Old Court Cottage, Limpsfield"
an article by R.T. Mason.
Surrey Archaeology Society Collections Vol. 63 (1966) pp 130-137.

Listing NGR: TQ4049253361

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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