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Stile Cottage, Nettleton

Description: Stile Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 March 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 317462

OS Grid Reference: ST8185978751
OS Grid Coordinates: 381859, 178751
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5074, -2.2628

Location: Nettleton Road, Nettleton, Wiltshire SN14 7NT

Locality: Nettleton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN14 7NT

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Listing Text

2/371 Stile Cottage
the description should be amended to read:-

House. Late medieval, remodelled and probably subdivided in C17 and
extended in C18 and later. Built of limestone rubble with thatch roof
and C17 stone stacks. PLAN: L-plan: medieval hall house, the probably
2-bay hall truncated to the right and with storeyed chamber to left; the
stone walling is C17 and represents a rebuilding of the original
medieval structure, possibly a replacement of timber-framed walling, and
is continued through to the rear left wing which represents a C17
extension; at the same time the medieval house was truncated, floor
inserted to former open hall and stacks built to gable ends of
remodelled original structure and to rear gable of C17 extension, which
was further extended by 2 rooms in the C18 and later. The existence of
bread ovens to right-hand and rear left stacks implies that the medieval
house was subdivided as 2 dwellings in the C17.
EXTERIOR: One storey and attic. Main elevation (to remodelled medieval
house) of 3-window range with timber lintels over late C19 and C20
2-light casements and plank door to right of centre. C19 outshut with
pantile roof to right. 5-window left-hand return with similar casements
and plank door to gable end of main block. Bread oven projection to rear
INTERIOR: C17 structure includes plank doors with strap hinges, beamed
ceilings and wood bressumers over open fireplaces to right and rear left
with bread ovens. Important elements of the medieval house have
survived, although much remains obscured beneath later plasterwork etc:
hall, truncated on right-hand side, retains chamfered principals of
former open truss with mortices for removed arch bracing; mortice for
windbrace removed during rebuilding of stone walls in C17 to front; the
hall was probably originally of 2 bays; 2 and a half bay roof (including
half of truncated bay to right and narrow bay to left of original hall)
is heavily smoke-blackened with clasped and tenoned purlins and a rare
surviving example of wattle hurdling (also smoke blackened) on which the
thatch was set; to left of hall is collar truss with rod holes to soffit
of collar for removed wattle and daub partition, clasped purlins and
diagonally-set ridge with halved and pegged yoke; this truss is set
above a transverse beam (with peg holes indicating original wood
partition) underpinned by C17 stone wall and with medieval
stop-chamfered arched timber doorway to rear; joists of early type in
narrow bay to left (of unknown original function, but probably
originally a cross passage) with trimmers marking position of stair,
extend over beam into hall and may have formed internal jetty; further
to left, and marking extent of smoke blackening to roof, is similar
truss with principals tenoned into yoke with similar apex; transverse
beam below has rod holes for former partition, replaced by stone wall in
C17. Further bay, rebuilt in C17, to left.


ST 87 NW

2/371 Stile Cottage


House, C18, rubble stone with thatched roof and end wall stacks. 2
storeys, L-plan. South front with 2 eyebrow dormers over casements,
thatch carried down between as porch, ground floor casement pair to
right, single casement and pair to left. West end wall has door
and casement above. Rear wing, west front has 4 ground floor
windows, one first floor and one eyebrow dormer, all casements,
mostly C20, and ridge stack.

Listing NGR: ST8185978751

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Source: English Heritage

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