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The Bothie, Over Whitacre

Description: The Bothie

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 309036

OS Grid Reference: SP2440092386
OS Grid Coordinates: 424400, 292386
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5288, -1.6417

Location: Over Whitacre, Warwickshire B46 2NZ

Locality: Over Whitacre
Local Authority: North Warwickshire Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B46 2NZ

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Listing Text

2/131 The Bothie
11/11/52 (Formerly listed as range of
tenements with outbuildings
and barn, on E. side of road
running S. from Botts Green)
House. C15, early C17 and late C17. Cruck built open hall. Walls of sandstone
rubble, timber frame and coursed sandstone. Sandstone dressings. Plain-tile
roofs with gablet at north end and parapet gable at south end. Ridge stack and 2
end stacks. Open-hall main range of one bay with later crosswing at south end,
and parlour wing added to south side-wall of crosswing. Open hall C15. Sandstone
rubble walls. 1 storey and attic. 2 modern gable dormers. 1 casement and one
3-light casement with splayed mullions to front wall. The rear wall has 2
similar windows. A chimney stack has been inserted at the north end. The
cross-wing, early C17, is timber-framed but the rear wall is of sandstone
rubble. It is of 1 timber-framed bay. 1 storey and attic with exposed framing.
Box frame construction, with framing of substantial scantling in large panels of
2 panels to the height of each wall. There is upward bracing from main posts to
the wall plate. The rear wall is of sandstone. This part may be an addition to
accommodate a staircase. The stairlight window, although modern may be in an
original opening. The late C17 parlour wing is of coursed and squared sandstone.
One-unit plan. Basement and 2 storeys. The basement has a doorway and a casement
with splayed mullion. Interior: C15, open hall of one bay. It retains two
raised-cruck trusses. The blades are linked by a yoke with a short king-post
supporting the square ridge piece. The principal rafters, spurs and inclined
through-purlins are visible. There is smoke blackening to the original timbers
of the roof, although the common rafters have been replaced. The early C17
crosswing is of one bay. Clasped side purl in roof with wind bracing. The floor
and stack were inserted into the open hall probably at the tine that the
crosswing was added. There is a stop-chamfered main-beam in the crosswing. The
late C17 parlour wing has a bolection moulded fireplace at ground floor. There
is an inglenook hearth in the basement with bread ovens. At ground floor the
cruck blades are seated in the stone walls at a height of about 2'0" from the

Listing NGR: SP2440092386

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Source: English Heritage

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