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Description: Tang House and Tang Cottage, and Attached Garden Wall with Gate Piers and Corner Piers
Date Listed: 23 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 331156
OS Grid Reference: SE2378458103
OS Grid Coordinates: 423784, 458103
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0184, -1.6385
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BIRSTWITH TANG ROAD
SE 25 NW (north side)
14/28 Tang House and Tang
Cottage, and attached
23.4.52 garden wall with gate
piers and corner piers
House, now 2 dwellings, with front garden wall, 2 pairs of gate piers and
corner pier to right. House: dated 1754. For Richard Bilton. Coursed
squared gritstone, purple slate roof. Cottage: C17 rebuild of C16 or
earlier house, probably altered 1754. Gritstone rubble, straw thatched roof
supported on crucks. Wall of coursed gritstone rubble. House: 2 storeys, 2
bays. Quoins. Central half-glazed 4-panel door in eared architrave with
pitched-stone hood on 2 stone brackets. Windows of 3 lights with flat-faced
mullions. Inscribed stone tablet in architrave above door: 'This building /
erected by / Richard Bilton / Anno Dom 1754'. Shaped kneelers, gable
coping, tall corniced end stacks. Cottage: single storey with attic, 2
bays. 3-panel door in sawn-stone surround far right, recessed-chamfered
mullion windows of 3 and 4 lights, centre and left. Raised verge with
coping and kneeler to left. Rear: C19 and C20 extensions. Interior: not
inspected at resurvey but reported to contain one and possibly 2 pairs of
cruck blades. Garden wall fronting house and cottage: approximately 1.2
metres high; piers to 2 gates and corner pier to right: approximately 1.5
metres high, square in section and with multi faceted finials. The earliest
feature of this group is the cruck truss, or trusses which belonged either
to an earlier timber framed house or to a house with stone walls as remain
at the Cottage. In 1754 that building was probably partly demolished to
allow for the new house, the earlier structure remaining as a service room
or outbuilding. The building has subsequently been divided into 2 houses,
with extensions to the rear.
Listing NGR: SE2378458103
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Source: English Heritage
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