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The Cottage, Fovant

Description: The Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 April 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 320782

OS Grid Reference: SU0068728377
OS Grid Coordinates: 400687, 128377
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0547, -1.9916

Location: Brook Street, Fovant, Wiltshire SP3 5JB

Locality: Fovant
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 5JB

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:


4/195 The Cottage


Small house. Probably C16, moulded in circa C17 and C18 and in C20. Painted
sandstone with dressed sandstone front. Hipped plain tile roof. StacKs
at sides with rebuilt brick shafts.

Plan: 2-room plan with central entrance into the right-hand room, straight
stairs against the partition and C20 wing at rear. Originally both rooms
were open to the roof, heated by separate open hearth fires and divided
by a closed truss; it was probably part of a larger range. The circa C17 floors
were inserted and a side stack built to serve the left room, while the
right-hand room may have been unheated after the floor was inserted. The
house was refronted in circa C18, although one of the window keyblocks has
date 1670.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 2-window west front. C19 or C20 3-light
casements with glazing bars and keystones to flat arches; ground floor left
window has circa C18 casement and keystone with inset wooden tablet inscribed
with illegible initials, the name Jay and date 1670. Central doorway with
C19 plank door. Casements on returns and with C20 single storey wing at

Interior: The left hand room has chamfered axial beams with ogee stops,
large fireplace with chamfered cambered timber lintel and sections of C17
or C18 moulded plaster cornice. The right hand room has roughly chamfered
axial beam, exposed joists and C20 fireplace. On first floor the closed
truss is exposed; it is a raised cruck with cambered morticed collar, infilled
with wattle-and-daub and smoke-blackened on both sides (evident in roof
space); the purlins appear to be trenched but the trenched diagonal ridgepiece
is missing. The common rafters have been removed and a C20 roof built

Note: "Jay" on the keyblock is reputedly the name of a Wilton estate mason.

Listing NGR: SU0068728377

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Source: English Heritage

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