Description: Bell Cottage
Date Listed: 4 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 319890
OS Grid Reference: SU0341147922
OS Grid Coordinates: 403411, 147922
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2305, -1.9525
TILSHEAD HIGH STREET
SU 04 NW
1/281 Bell Cottage
Detached cottage. C16 with Cl7 remodelling. Plastered brick,
thatched roof with axial brick stack. Cl7 baffle-entry, formerly
open to roof with no chimney in C16. Single-storey and attic, 2
windows. Narrow planked door to right of centre, to right is C19
canted bay window and to left is one 3-light casement. Attic has
one eyebrow dormer with 2-light casement. Right return has 2-light
casement to attic. Rear has C20 French windows and two eyebrow
dormers to attic, one with 2-light casement and one to right with
two 2-light casements, attached to right is single-storey C19 brick
extension with segmental-headed casements and corrugated-iron roof.
Interior has Cl7 inserted first floor with chamfered beams with bar
stops, central stack with blocked open fireplaces. Timber-framed
partition between left and centre bays. RCHM recorded 3-bay C16
roof with smoke-blacked timbers; two tiers of through purlins with
curved wind-bracing to upper tier. An important survival of the
open-plan cottage with Cl7remodelling on Salisbury Plain.
(Unpublished records of RCHM (England), Salisbury).
Listing NGR: SU0341447919
Source: English Heritage
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