Description: Little Orchard
Date Listed: 17 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 320605
OS Grid Reference: SU0548131576
OS Grid Coordinates: 405481, 131576
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0835, -1.9231
SU 03 SE BARFORD ST MARTIN SHORT LANE
2/19 Little Orchard
Detached cottage. C15, altered C17 and C18. Dressed limestone
with some timber-framing retained to rear, thatched roof with brick
stacks. Four-bay former hall house with 1-bay solar at west end,
gable end to road. Single-storey and attic, 4 windows. Planked
door in lean-to tiled porch, single-light and 2-light casement to
right with small leaded fire window and three 2-light casements to
left. Attic has three 2-light casements and one 3-light casement
to eyebrow dormers. Right return has 2-light casement to first
floor; evidence of former roofline and raised eaves to rear.
Left return has exposed cruck with collar, lean-to extension with
slate roof. Two-storey rear has planked door in gabled porch with
2-light casement, latticed leaded casement and blocked doorway to
right, 2-light casement to left; two right hand bays are timber-
framed with brick nogging and single and 2-light casements, first
floor has leaded casements.
Interior: ground floor has deep chamfered beams and exposed joists
to C17 inserted ceiling across the hall, centre room has beam with
moulded soffit, possibly late C16, some wainscot panelling.
Kitchen at east end has open fireplace with chamfered lintel on
stone jambs, a C17 insertion. Four-bay raised cruck construction
visible in attic and roof; three east bays formerly open to roof
with smoke-blackened timbers and open trusses. Open truss to east
has truncated raised cruck with small cruck truss carried above,
middle open cruck truss has arch-braced cranked collar with
chamfered soffits and was formerly over the hall, closed cruck
truss to west has cranked collar and ridge carried on saddle, solar
formerly in bay to west of this truss, curved windbraces to all
bays. An important surviving cruck-built hall house, originally
timber-framed and subsequently remodelled in late C16 and C17.
One of several in the area; see also Juniper Cottage, Burcombe
Listing NGR: SU0548131576
Source: English Heritage
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