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Date Listed: 28 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 319798
OS Grid Reference: SU1741421646
OS Grid Coordinates: 417414, 121646
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9940, -1.7532
DOWNTON GRAVEL CLOSE
5/326 No. 7/9 (Cobwebs)
Detached house, formerly 2 cottages. C17, C18, substantial C20 modification.
Some timber framing with brick nogging, some brickwork; thatch roof. Original
plan form not clear: a shallow depth property now with one large room to rebuilt
fire opening in left, half-timbered section, smaller room, higher ceiling heights,
in right, brick half. One storey and attics, 4 windows. Ground floor has two
2-light and one 3-light timber casements, the latter, to right of C20 plank
door,set between blocked former window openings to fine splayed C18 brick voussoirs.
Upper floor has two 2-light C19 wood casements to eyebrows, left, and two close-set
similar to higher thatched eaves in right half. Brick stack to each gable end,
slightly higher ridge to right half. Left gable rendered over framing, right
gable brick. Rear is timber frame with brick nogging, small area of chalk block
and some C17 brickwork; all C20 windows or doors, and a flat-roofed extension
which is not of special interest. Interior much modified; right half has very
heavy spine beam, mixture of C18 and C20 ceiling joists; left half has spine beam
in two parts, propped by C20 post; left half with chamfer to run-out stops. Spine
beams appear to be re-positioned, that to right formerly headed a partition.
C20 stair. Roof structure not accessible, but heavy, rougHpurlins in left half,
re-used from floor beams. The heavy framework to the left half, with diagonal
struts, contains a mixture of Cl7, C18 and C19 brickwork.
Listing NGR: SU1741421646
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