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Platt Bridge Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7947 / 52°47'41"N

Longitude: -2.8854 / 2°53'7"W

OS Eastings: 340393

OS Northings: 322275

OS Grid: SJ403222

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.WTXB

Mapcode Global: WH8BC.N06T

Entry Name: Platt Bridge Cottage

Listing Date: 25 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055967

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260706

Location: Baschurch, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Baschurch

Built-Up Area: Ruyton-XI-Towns

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Baschurch All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

BASCHURCH C.P. B.4397 (south side)
SJ 42 SW
15/10 Platt Bridge Cottage
Farmhouse, latterly 2 cottages, now house. Mid-to late C16 with later
additions and alterations. Timber framed with painted brick and rendered
infill on painted brick plinth; machine tile roof. 3 framed bays, possibly
originally of baffle-entry plan. 2 storeys. Framing: continuous jetty
to front with moulded bressumer now supported on 3 elaborately carved
brackets (probably originally more); exposed bridging beam and joist ends.
Square panels, 2 to first floor and 2 and 3 to ground floor. Rear has
4 square panels, 2 below and 2 above middle rail which has carved bracket
to right of centre. Queen-strut truss with projecting double-purlin
ends to left gable end. Concrete tile hanging to right gable end.
4 late C19 casements directly below eaves and 5 to ground floor, second
or third from left possibly in position of former doorway. Present
entrance to rear through C20 door under contemporary gabled porch. Red
brick ridge stack to left of centre with recessed centre section and top
rebuilt in early C20 red brick. 2-storey square-panelled timber framed
lean-to attached to left gable end. Interior. Left ground-floor room
has richly moulded cross-beam ceiling and plain flat joists. Red brick
inglenook fireplace has chamfered wooden lintel; woven panels visible
behind to back wall. Centre room also has moulded cross-beam ceiling
as far as centre cross beam, which has sawn-off studs for former partition;
deep-chamfered spine beams and plain joists to other side and also to
right room. Inglenook fireplace in centre room has segmental brick arch
and bread oven. Timber framed cross wall (square panels) between centre
and right rooms has plank door with pointed strap hinges to right. Timber
frame exposed to other walls, including right gable end. Staircase to
right of stack in centre room, which has stepping visible on first floor.
Wide boarded oak floor boards to first floor and queen-strut roof in 3
unequal bays (widest to centre), first tie beam from right moulded to
right side: formerly open to ridge, present ceiling being an insertion.
Lean-to attached to left gable end has a piece of reused Cl7 oak panelling
and plank door with pointed strap hinges. C20 brick lean-to to rear
on right and contemporary flat-roofed extension attached to right gable
end are not of special architectural interest. Datestone (1558) in garden
to rear.

Listing NGR: SJ4039322275

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