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Hill Top Cottages thatched Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Longdon, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.7245 / 52°43'28"N

Longitude: -1.8687 / 1°52'7"W

OS Eastings: 408962

OS Northings: 314098

OS Grid: SK089140

Mapcode National: GBR 3BW.2D0

Mapcode Global: WHCGG.8SC7

Entry Name: Hill Top Cottages thatched Cottage

Listing Date: 27 February 1964

Last Amended: 28 January 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248894

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430685

Location: Longdon, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS15

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Longdon

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Longdon St James

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SK 01 SE
10/88 Hill Top Cottages and
Thatched Cottage
[formerly listed as
27.2.64 Hill Top Cottages
(3 Tenements)]


House, now divided into 3 cottages. C13/C14 with later alterations and
additions. Timber framed with brick infill panels replacing wattle
and daub and some brick rebuilding; hipped thatch roof with scalloped
ridge; brick ridge stack. 3-bay aisled hall aligned east-west facing
south, containing a roughly central cross-passage, a single-bay hall
to the west and an eastern service bay. 2-bay south projecting western
cross-wing comprising the chamber block; the south bay of the cross-
wing has been extended to the west, probably in the C19. Projecting
2-storey crosswing to the left and former single-storey hall range to
the right with inserted attic floor. Roughly 2:5 window front; mainly
C19 casements. The thatched roof sweeps over 2 attic windows to the
left hand side of the hall range. C19 boarded door to left hand end
of hall range. Some exposed framing to the left hand end of the hall
range showing that the wall framing consisted of 2 tiers of large rectangular
panels. This is more evident to the rear. Exposed aisle truss at
the east end of the house with arch braces extending from jowelled aisle
posts to a middle rail; aisle tie to the right connecting with a wall
post. Interior. 2 more aisle trusses defining a cross-passage; arch
braces extend from the aisle posts to the tie beams of the transverse
trusses and to the arcade plates, those over the cross passage nearly
meet to form an archway. Smoke blackened collar-rafter roof without
longitudinal stiffening. Exposed timber framing. Thatched Cottage
and Hill Top Cottages is the better preserved of only two fully-aisled
halls known in Staffordshire at the time of the resurvey (November 1986).

Listing NGR: SK0896214098

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