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Post Cottage, Great Bookham

Description: Post Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 290580

OS Grid Reference: TQ1257454426
OS Grid Coordinates: 512574, 154426
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2779, -0.3874

Location: Little Bookham Street, Dorking, Surrey KT23 3BX

Locality: Great Bookham
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT23 3BX

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Listing Text

TQ/15/SW (west side)
No.9 (Post Cottage)


House. Probably late C17 or early C18, enlarged and altered. Brick at ground
floor (painted white), timber-framed with brick nogging at 1st floor, red tile
roof, brick chimney. Two-unit single-depth lobby-entry plan (with modern parallel
addition to rear, which is not of special interest). Two storeys and 2 bays,
symmetrical; central doorway now covered by modern porch with hipped roof; 2
small 2-light casements on each floor, those at ground floor segmental-headed
(and all with modern shutters); timber-framing at 1st floor, which is all of light
scantling, consists of corner posts, studs, straight passing down-braces, mid-rails
and wallplate. Half-hipped roof with a square chimney stack in the centre. Both
gable walls have similar timber framing at 1st floor; the left has 2 small
windows at ground floor, and an altered 2-light casement at 1st floor; the other
has a 2-light casement at ground floor. Interior: large lateral beams in both
bays, with large joists; back-to-back fireplaces, that in the 2nd bay an inglenook
with chamfered bressummer.

Listing NGR: TQ1257454426

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Source: English Heritage

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