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Pear Tree Cottage, Dorking

Description: Pear Tree Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 289888

OS Grid Reference: TQ1685349334
OS Grid Coordinates: 516853, 149334
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2312, -0.3277

Location: Chart Lane, Dorking, Surrey RH4 2DP

Locality: Dorking
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH4 2DP

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

TQ 1649 SE
1/20 Nos 27 and 28
(Pear Tree Cottage)
The entry shall be amended to read:


1/20 Pear Tree Cottage

Cottage. Late C16 or early C17 lobby entrance house with parlour crosswing,
subsequently subdivided with cottages but now back in one ownership. Timber
framed building on flint plinth with C19 painted brick infill to front; the
framing painted over but still visible under the paintwork. Parlour wing has
roughcast ground floor and first floor hung with bands of curved, pointed and
plain tiles. Tiled roof with right hand and brick stack, off central rendered
stack and C18 external brick stack to left hand side. 2 storeys, 3 windows, C20
casements. Ground floor has doorcase with early C19 wooden pedimented head on
brackets and 4 panelled door Outshut to rear. Early C17 plank door side eleva-
tion. Interior features include lounge having bressummer with chamfer and run
out steps, bread oven and spice or salt hole and rush light mark and dining room
with spine beam with 1 brick chamfer with lambs tongue stops and cambered
bressummer to open fireplace. Original rear wall of house under outshut has an
exposed curved tension trace. C19 4 panelled door and matchboard panelling.
Upper floor has late C16 jowled upright post visible, but the roof appears to be
an C18 one with angled queen struts.


Nos 27 and 28
(Pear Tree Cottage)
TQ 1649 SE 1/20


No 28 formerly known as Inglenook. Formerly 2 cottages; now only one.
C17 timber-framed building with mainly painted brick infilling, but the northern
part is plastered on the ground floor and tile hung above with a gable.
Tiled roof. Casement windows 2 storeys. 3 windows. Photograph in the

Listing NGR: TQ1685349334

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Source: English Heritage

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