Description: Yew Tree Cottage
Date Listed: 7 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 318653
OS Grid Reference: SU2115083480
OS Grid Coordinates: 421150, 183480
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5498, -1.6964
SU 2083 & 2183 WANBOROUGH HIGH STREET
Yew Tree Cottage
House. Probably early C18, altered later C18, early C19, mid C19 and c1900.
Chalk rubblestone with red brick dressings, painted; some brick to additions.
Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys with loft, 2 wide bays; 2-storey wing added to
rear left, probably C18, and 2-storey outshutadded to rear right, probably
early C19. Symmetrical facade having: brick quoins; central C19 door of 6
raised and fielded panels in later, mid-late C19, cast iron decorative porch
with swept roof flanked by c1900 canted bay windows with casements and flat
roofs, parts of timber secondary lintels visible over door and right-hand
window; on 1st floor, 2 segmental header-brick arched, 3 light windows; brick
end stacks, that to right of old brick. Rear: the inner return of the wing
has a segmental-arched window to ground floor, right, and a tripartite,
3-light, wood-mullion window with leaded glazing to 1st floor; brick end
stack; C20 lean-to additions not of special interest. Left return: main range
has end of iron tie-rod; timber linteled loft window, and fretted, decorative
barge boards (of c1900). Wing has one old 2-light wood-framed window to
ground floor with diamond-set mullions, saddle bars and leaded glazing tied
on; 2-light window to 1st floor. Left return: main range has loft window and
barge boards as before; small 4-pane window to outshut with 2-light window
Interior: throughout chamfered beams (boxed in on ground floor of main range)
and early C19 board doors, some beaded, with iron hinges; main range
ground-floor rooms have early panelled shutters (fireplaces are c1900).
Wooden winder stair to loft which has wide floor boards and 5 roof trusses of
principal rafters with one set of butt purlins, diagonally set ridge piece,
old rafters and long raking wind braces; the end stacks are of rubblestone,
becoming circular below the brick tops; traces of former thatched roof.
Listing NGR: SU2115083480
Source: English Heritage
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