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Description: The Silkhouse
Date Listed: 9 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 321182
OS Grid Reference: ST7731535789
OS Grid Coordinates: 377315, 135789
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1209, -2.3255
KILMINGTON COTE LANE
ST 73 NE
3/76 Nos 69 and 70, 71 and 72,
73 and 74 The Silkhouse
Silkhouse, now three cottages. Probably early C18. Rubblestone,
thatched roof with brick stacks. Single-storey and attic, 12
windows. Three planked doors, six 3-light and four 2-light
casements, some in blocked doorways. Twelve hipped attic dormers
with 2-light casements; 2 right bays are addition, probably late
C18. To right return is attached rubblestone and brick extension
with planked door and steel casement. Rear has three single storey
wings, all with thatched roofs, the middle one late C19, the other
two mid C20.
Interior altered and remodelled by National Trust in mid C20. West
cottage, Nos 69 and 70, has late C18 fireplace with moulded
surround and dentil cornice, some planked doors. Middle cottage,
Nos 71 and 72, has two blocked open fireplaces with timber lintels.
Twelve-bay tie beam roof with 2-bay west addition. Converted to
six cottages from a Silkhouse in 1849 by the Hoares of Stourhead
Listing NGR: ST7731535789
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Source: English Heritage
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