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Yew Tree Cottage, Wanborough

Description: Yew Tree Cottage

Grade: II
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

Location: The Maltings, Wanborough, Swindon SN4 0AE

Locality: Wanborough
County: Swindon
Country: England
Postcode: SN4 0AE

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Listing Text

(north-east side)
Lower Wanborough
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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