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Damson Cottage plough Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Cranfield, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.068 / 52°4'4"N

Longitude: -0.6086 / 0°36'30"W

OS Eastings: 495475

OS Northings: 241981

OS Grid: SP954419

Mapcode National: GBR F1F.8Z9

Mapcode Global: VHFQK.D9M0

Entry Name: Damson Cottage plough Cottage

Listing Date: 15 November 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38374

Location: Cranfield, Central Bedfordshire, MK43

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Cranfield

Built-Up Area: Cranfield

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cranfield

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added:-

(South Side)
8/65 No 2 (Plough Cottage) and
No 4 (Damson Cottage)


Pair of attached houses. Late medieval cruck frame altered and extended C17; C18,
C19 and C20 additions and alterations. Cruck frame and timber frame, with clay lump
infill, the infill mostly replaced; No 2 with painted pebble dash render, No 4 with
painted brick. Concrete interlocking tile roofs. Rebuilt brick stacks. 2 storeys;
No 4, on left, of 2 bays, No 2 of 3 wide bays. No 2: C20 small-pane wooden
casements. Central 3-panel door flanked by bow windows all under wooden canopy.
3-light windows to outer bays; 2-light first floor windows to 2 left bays. 2 ridge
stacks. Added rear outshut, probably C18, has stable door and casements. No 4: C20
part-glazed door on left of 3-light small-pane window with similar 2-light window
over, that on ground floor with segmented brick arch. Ridge stack on left. Large
C20 rear addition. Interior: party wall between Nos 2 and 4 has cruck truss with
massive blades. Other sections of later timber framing visible, particular at left
end of No 4 which has jowelled wall post, tie-beam, collar, principal rafter, front
mid rail and wall-plate. No 2 has, in left room, chamfered spine-beam with bar and
cyma stop and chamfered joists. In right room chamfered beam and joists. Central
room also has chamfered beam. No 4 was formerly a pub, named "The Sign of the

Listing NGR: SP9547541981

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