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Pear Tree Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Bruton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1124 / 51°6'44"N

Longitude: -2.486 / 2°29'9"W

OS Eastings: 366074

OS Northings: 134897

OS Grid: ST660348

Mapcode National: GBR MW.B7YN

Mapcode Global: VH8BF.V9LL

Entry Name: Pear Tree Cottage

Listing Date: 29 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346182

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261684

Location: Bruton, South Somerset, Somerset, BA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Bruton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/09/2016

ST 63 SE

Pear Tree Cottage


Detached cottage. C17 modified. Local stone rubble; double Roman clay tiles between coped gables; brick end and
intermediate chimney stacks. 2 storeys with attic, 3 bays. UPVC windows, installed c. 1984, replacing sashes; C20 porch between bays
2 and 3, with dormer window in roof over. Single storey extension to North West gable. Fireplace in East room has
timber beam with date 1633 cut in and a stopped chamfer beam spins the ceiling; arched collar trusses to roof.

Formerly house of the Amos family; one member emigrated in C17 to the USA, became wealthy, and endowed Bruton Church,
Williamsburg, Virginia: now place of pilgrimage for American branch of Amos family.
(Couzens P., Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972; Guide to St. Mary's Church, Bruton).

Listing NGR: ST6607434897

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