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Tyrone Cottage and Beech Cottage, Compton

Description: Tyrone Cottage and Beech Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 288563

OS Grid Reference: SU9564246901
OS Grid Coordinates: 495642, 146901
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2133, -0.6321

Location: 45 The Street, Compton, Surrey GU3 1EG

Locality: Compton
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU3 1EG

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Listing Text

(south-west side)

3/190 Tyrone Cottage and
Beech Cottage


House, now 2 houses. Probably C17, altered and added to C18, C19 and C20.
Timber frame, rubblestone and brick. Plain tile roofs. 3-bay timber-framed
house much restored, and added to at left end, in C18 in partly-galleted brick
and rubblestone, with central rear addition mid-late C20. 2 storeys, stepping
up to right (Beech Cottage); elevation now of two 2-bay cottages, Beech Cottage
stepped forward. Beech Cottage has front wall and 1st floor of right return
of red brick in Flemish bond with some grey headers; rear and ground floor
of right return are of galleted rubblestone; gable of left return is tile-hung;
timber wall plate to front and rear walls, wall post in recessed rear-right
corner, and mid-rail tie-beam, collar and studs to right return. Tyrone cottage
is of galleted rubblestone, but with brick in irregular bond to 1st floor of
right-hand bay, and tile-hung gable to rear right projection. C20 addition
is of brick and tile-hung. Ground-floor openings have segmental header-brick
arches, 1st floor openings square-headed, windows have brick jambs and leaded
casements, 2 old casements with saddle bars surviving to Beech Cottage. Front
elevation: Tyrone Cottage has central 4-panel door (top panels glazed) in
added, gabled, log porch (not of special interest) flanked by 3-light windows
on each floor and with a small window to far right on ground floor in position
of a fire-window; tabled end stacks. Beech Cottage is narrower, but formerly
was similar without the fire-window; however, the central doorway was blocked
and a doorway inserted to left having board door and porch as before (not of
special interest); tabled stack to right end. Rear: Tyrone Cottage has gabled
projecting bay on right with 3-light window to each floor. Beech Cottage has
on left a blocked door with 3-light window to its right on each floor. Across
the centre the C20 2-storey extension has gable on left matching that above
right-hand bay. Right return (Beech Cottage) has bread-oven projection; ground-
floor masked by lean-to which is not of special interest.
Interior: timber-framed cross-walls, defining the original 3 cells have rubble
plinths, large rectangular panels and wattle and daub infill; they are situated
between door and right-hand window of Tyrone Cottage at junction between the 2 houses
and between door and blocked opening of Beech Cottage. The partitions are full-
height and (in Beech Cottage at least) formerly continued right up to the roof.
Both houses have C18 style metal-strapping at jointing of timber members, old board
doors with ironwork, and large-scantling cross-beams with lamb's tongue stops. Some
old, wide, floorboards to Beech Cottage (lst floor) and some early, square-section
joists to Tyrone Cottage (right-hand room). Beech Cottage has fine chamfered 4-
centred arched, brick fireplace with bread-oven and to its left a cupboard and a
doorway to winder stair; similarly arched, smaller fireplace above with C19 grate.
Tyrone Cottage has original fireplace in right-hand room, with timber bressumer, and
in left-hand (probably added) room a large inglenook with triangular cut soffit to
bressumer and old mantle ledge. Roof of Beech Cottage has 3 collared trusses
clasping plank-like through purlins, square-section rafters pegged at apex, and one
pair of flat wind braces.

Listing NGR: SU9564246902

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Source: English Heritage

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