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Chapter Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Chard Town, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.8707 / 50°52'14"N

Longitude: -2.965 / 2°57'54"W

OS Eastings: 332190

OS Northings: 108352

OS Grid: ST321083

Mapcode National: GBR M7.TDN4

Mapcode Global: FRA 46PS.SSY

Entry Name: Chapter Cottage

Listing Date: 20 August 1974

Last Amended: 13 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197479

English Heritage Legacy ID: 374172

Location: Chard Town, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Chard Town

Built-Up Area: Chard

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Chard St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


756-1/4/143 (West side)
20/08/74 Nos.62 AND 64
Chapter Cottage
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.62 AND 64
(Chapter Cottage), Nos 68 and 70)


House. C16, rear wing probably rebuilt in early C17. Stucco,
said to be over cob; slate roof with crested ridge; central
ridge stack. 3-room cross-passage plan, with rear wing to
2 storeys, 4-window range. 6-panel door to right of centre,
all windows have forward frames and C19 two/two-pane sashes.
INTERIOR: cross-passage now lined with C19 tongued-and-grooved
panelling. Room to left has fireplace backing onto passage,
(stud partition removed). C20 stairs now positioned against
left-hand wall. Room to right has Tudor-arched fireplace in
rear right corner and repositioned stair in rear left-corner
blocking Tudor-arched doorway to passage; 3 jointed cruck
trusses with trenched purlins.
Rear wing has fireplace backing onto central room. Room above
has fireplace in same position with fleur-de-lys in raised
plasterwork above. C20 partitioned passage leads to room to
rear of rear wing. This has 2 reset jointed cruck trusses with
tenoned and trenched purlins and mortices for arch bracing.
The roof originally continued into Nos 58 and 60 (qv), the
lack of smoke-blackening suggesting a C16 rather than late
medieval date; the roof was probably originally open from the
first floor.
(Report by Vernacular Architecture Group).

Listing NGR: ST3219008352

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