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2 Haven Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Burton Dassett, Warwickshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.17 / 52°10'11"N

Longitude: -1.4257 / 1°25'32"W

OS Eastings: 439373

OS Northings: 252566

OS Grid: SP393525

Mapcode National: GBR 6Q1.SFR

Mapcode Global: VHBY5.7QNC

Entry Name: 2 Haven Cottage

Listing Date: 20 May 1987

Last Amended: 2 April 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184524

English Heritage Legacy ID: 307027

Location: Burton Dassett, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV47

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Burton Dassett

Built-Up Area: Northend

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Burton Dassett All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Summary

A mid-C18 semi-detached house originating as two cottages, with late-C20 alterations.

Description

MATERIALS: regular coursed ironstone with limestone string course, late-C20 tile roof; C19 brick end and ridge stacks.

PLAN: 2-unit plan.

EXTERIOR: the building is of two storeys and attic. The main elevation is a three-window range. The entrance doorway between the second and third bays has a late-C20 plank door and light inserted into a former window. A C19 window on the left is inserted in a partially blocked doorway. The windows are C19 two-light casements with horizontal glazing bars, and late-C20 two and three -light casements. The ground floor openings have stone flat arches with keystones merging into the string course. There are two late-C20 box roof dormers. The rear has chamfered fire windows to left and right. Two openings have keystones; the central one is partially blocked.

INTERIOR: the ground-floor rooms, either side of the stair, each have exposed chamfered and scroll-stopped ceiling beams, and chamfered joists with run-out stops. There are wide fireplaces with bressumers over and stone uprights and linings to each of the ground-floor rooms. The stair rises between the two rooms. The first-floor rooms have similar exposed beams and joists to those in the ground-floor rooms. Beams straddling the chimney breasts in each of the end bedrooms have cut-out sections indicating the site of former winder stairs at each end of the building. The attic rooms have modern finishes; the principal rafters are boxed-in, and some of the purlins are C20 replacements.

History

The house appears to have originated around the mid-C18, based on stylistic evidence; the parish of Burton Dassett's centre moved to a new focus in North End at this date, and the open fields in North End were inclosed by an Act of Parliament in 1771. It may have originated as a single dwelling, or as a pair of cottages - a window opening in the main elevation is formed from a blocked doorway - and the building is certainly marked as two units on Ordnance Survey maps published in 1886 and 1905. At some point in the C20 it became a single house, and various alterations were made in the late C20, including the conversion of the attic and the replacement or introduction of the roof dormers, and the replacement of some of the other windows and doors.

Reasons for Listing

2 Haven Cottage, a mid-C18 house originating as two cottages, with late-C20 alterations, is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Date: the building dates from the mid-C18, a period at which most buildings are listed;
* Intactness: the house retains the majority of its envelope and its internal structure intact;
* Evolution: there is evidence of historic alterations which speak clearly of the building's evolution, from two cottages to a single dwelling;
* Group value: the building has group value with nearby listed buildings of similar date on Top Street.

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