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Gable Cottage and Tibbleton Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harwell, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5966 / 51°35'47"N

Longitude: -1.2916 / 1°17'29"W

OS Eastings: 449168

OS Northings: 188872

OS Grid: SU491888

Mapcode National: GBR 7ZH.Y0F

Mapcode Global: VHCYL.K4KD

Entry Name: Gable Cottage and Tibbleton Cottage

Listing Date: 5 May 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048218

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250012

Location: Harwell, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX11

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Harwell

Built-Up Area: Harwell

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text


(South side Gable Cottage and Tibbleton Cottage)


House, now 2 dwellings. c.1295 rear range; late C17 front range and encasement
of rear range; C19 and C20 alterations. Render on timber-framing with areas of
stone rubble and painted brick old plain-tile roof; brick ridge stack to
centre, end stack to left. Rear: painted brick; old plain-tile roof, hipped in
left. 2-storey, 2-window range. Sash door to left of centre. Irregular
fenestration of mainly Cl9 casements. Interior of Tibbleton Cottage: contains
one cruck truss with a tie beam and two collars, the lower being arch-braced;
and there are remains of another cruck truss. These trusses have been
radio-carbon dated as having a probable felling date of 1275. This is the
earliest timber-framed true cruck house so far identified in England.
("Two Early Cruck Houses in North Berkshire Identified by Radiocarbon" by C.R.J.
Currie and J.M. Fletcher in "Medieval Archaeology" Vol.16 1972 pp136-142)

Listing NGR: SU4916888872

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