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Rush Fen Cottage and Chiverton's Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Geldeston, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4751 / 52°28'30"N

Longitude: 1.5108 / 1°30'38"E

OS Eastings: 638523

OS Northings: 292152

OS Grid: TM385921

Mapcode National: GBR XM3.YJY

Mapcode Global: VHM6J.41KW

Entry Name: Rush Fen Cottage and Chiverton's Cottage

Listing Date: 30 October 1987

Last Amended: 20 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 226827

Location: Geldeston, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR34

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

Civil Parish: Geldeston

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Geldeston St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-
GELDESTON WEST END
TM 39 SE
7/50 Rush Fen Cottage
and Chilverton's Cottage

II
The entry shall be amended to read:-

TM 59 SE GELDESTON WEST END
7/50 Rush Fen Cottage
and Chiverton's Cottage

II

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GELDESTON WEST END
TM 39 SE
7/50 Rush Fen Cottage
and Chilverton's Cottage

- II

Pair of cottages. Medieval and later. Timber framed and colourwashed at
west end, encased in later red brick to east. Steeply-pitched pantile roof.
Two storeys and 1 1/2 stoeys, rectangular plan. Chilverton's Cottage C17 two
storeys, restored mid C20. 3-light C20 casements, ground floor glazed doors.
Two 2-light ovolo-moulded mullion windows survive at south side of chimney
stack, one inscribed R.G. 1618. One blocked ovolo-moulded window at first
floor level on north wall. Beam supporting first floor has stepped run-out
chamfer stops. Chimney stack at east end. Rush Fen Cottage has red brick
encasing timber frame. East gable rendered and colourwashed. 1 1/2 storeys
with roof sweeping down to low eaves line, wider than Chilverton's Cottage.
Fenestration generally C20 casements with segmental arches over openings.
C20 gabled and weatherboarded dormer on west side. Off-centre axial chimney
stack. First floor east end contains two jowled principal posts, octagonal
in section below expanded top, with moulded capitals. Cambered tie between
posts. Trenches for passing braces in jowled post and tie. Square-set aisle
plates with straight braces to principal posts. Aisle posts now truncated
by the C16 insertion of the first floor, and are supported on a tie beam with
broach chamfer stops. This is a fragment of a C14aisled structre, apparently
in situ.


Listing NGR: TM3852392152

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