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Old Rafters, Bishopstone

Description: Old Rafters

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 320635

OS Grid Reference: SU0673225385
OS Grid Coordinates: 406732, 125385
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0278, -1.9054

Location: Croucheston Drove, Bishopstone, Wiltshire SP5 4BP

Locality: Bishopstone
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 4BP

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Listing Text

(south side)

5/49 Old Rafters


Detached cottage. Late C16, altered C17 and C18. Square-panelled
timber-framing with brick nogging, dressed limestone and brick to
south front, thatched roof with brick stacks. L-plan. Single-
storey and attic, 1-window south front. Glazed C20 door and
planked stable door in thatched porch on posts with segmental-
headed C20 casement to right and two c20 casements to left, one
eyebrow dormer with 2-light casements. Left return has half-glazed
door in thatched porch with 2-light and single-light casements to
left, two eyebrow dormers with 2-light casements. Right return is
windowless; evidence of raised eaves in brickwork. Rear has
blocked doorway and 3-light wooden mullioned casement to main
range, wing projecting to right has segmental-headed 2-light
casement and eyebrow dormer to east side, north gable in banded
chalk and brick; raised roofline.
Interior has deeply-chamfered beams with stepped stops, open
fireplace with cambered chamfered lintel on chamfered stone jambs
and spice cupboard in room to right of entrance, timber-framed
partitions to ground floor, planked doors. Roughly-cut rafters
exposed in attics. Possibly originally a cottage with ground floor
open to roof, first floor inserted when eaves raised in C17 or C18.

Listing NGR: SU0673225385

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Source: English Heritage

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