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Trees Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Froxfield, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0298 / 51°1'47"N

Longitude: -0.9953 / 0°59'43"W

OS Eastings: 470550

OS Northings: 126079

OS Grid: SU705260

Mapcode National: GBR B9J.76G

Mapcode Global: FRA 86TD.636

Entry Name: Trees Cottage

Listing Date: 23 January 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1094460

English Heritage Legacy ID: 143147

Location: Froxfield, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU32

County: Hampshire

District: East Hampshire

Civil Parish: Froxfield and Privett

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Froxfield St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

In the entry for:
FROXFIELD BYDEAN FARM
SU 72 NW
9/18 Trees Cottage
23/01/86 II

The entry shall be amended to read:

SU 72 SW FROXFIELD BYDEAN FARM
9/18 Trees Cottage
23/01/86 II*

House. Mid C14, late C16, C17; later alterations, particularly mid-
late C20. Coursed flint with brick dressings; some timber framing
with brick infill; C20 walling of painted brick. Plain tile roof.
Two bays of C14 base-cruck/aisled hall survive, originally extending
further in each direction, the left end replaced by late C16/early
C17 service bay; floors and fireplaces inserted late C16/early C17.
Now one storey and attic, 3 bays; windows mostly C20 small-pane
wooden casements. Three 3-light windows with C20 board door between
those on right. 2 pent-roofed dormers, of 3 and 2 lights, to left
bays. Roof half-hipped with large stack forward of ridge in line
with door; end stack on left. C20 single-storey bay on left and
lean-to on right not of special interest. Rear: central bay has
glazed door with probably C18 window with stanchions and iron
casement with saddle bars and decorative catch on its left; section
of timber framing above, heightened C20 and having 4-light window and
pent-roof. A window to each outer bay, and 2-light dormer on left.
Right return: ends of purlin exposed. Interior: C14 timbers are
of large scantling and most are chamfered. 3 trusses survive, the
outer trusses having jowelled wall posts with long arch braces to
steeply-cambered tie-beam, the central truss having base cruck arch-
braced to similar tie-beam and decorative central boss. Tie-beams
support short crown posts with moulded bases and arch braces to
collars and collar purlin. Collared rafters; curved wind-braces.
Roof timbers are sooted. Chamfered arcade plates and secondary
plates/cornices. The left-hand truss has infill framing including
posts, arch-braces, ties from arcade posts to wall posts, and head
of central chamfered, pointed-arched, doorway (part removed).
Central bay has probably late C16 floor, the spine-beam and joists
chamfered with stepped cyma stops; and large stone fireplace with
timber bressumer, chamfered jambs, and brick lining with niche and
former bread oven. Right bay has inserted floor with similar spine-
beam and probably early C17 fireplace with chamfered stone quoins and
brick 4-centred arch. Left bay has late C16/early C17 joists, the
chamfers indicating position of former partition walls between
central longitudinal corridor and flanking service rooms.

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FROXFIELD BYDEAN FARM
SU 72 NW
9/18 Trees Cottage
23/01/86
II
House. C14, C16, C17 and C20. Walls of coursed flint with brick dressings, small
area of bricknogged framing, and C20 walling of painted brickwork. Tile roof of
uneven form, with ½ hips, and sloping roofs to the dormers. 1 storey and attic,
irregular fenestration. Casements. Plain doorways. The interior shows the
massive framing of a 2-bay medieval hall, with arch bracing, king posts, a finely-
carved boss to the central tie-beam, and a Gothic frame (part missing) to a doorway.
A fireplace and upper floor were inserted in the C16, with massive floor joists, a
wide fireplace with a chamfered bressummer on stone jambs, backing onto a 4-centred
brick Tudor arched fireplace of lesser span. Further timber framing of the C17
indicate extension of that period.


Listing NGR: SU6948426911

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