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Butts Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wicken, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3125 / 52°18'44"N

Longitude: 0.3027 / 0°18'9"E

OS Eastings: 557067

OS Northings: 270761

OS Grid: TL570707

Mapcode National: GBR M7H.Z7P

Mapcode Global: VHHJT.64CK

Plus Code: 9F428863+X3

Entry Name: Butts Farmhouse

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 17 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126429

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48912

Location: Wicken, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB7

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Wicken

Built-Up Area: Wicken

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Wicken St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Ely

Tagged with: Farmhouse Thatched farmhouse

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(North Side)

8/104 No. 15
(Butts Farmhouse)
1.12.51 (formerly listed as
Butts Farmhouse)


House, originally a late C15 or early C16 open hall with service
and parlour ends. In late C16 or early C17 the parlour end was
rebuilt as a crosswing and at the same time the chimney stack
was inserted into the through passage and the open hall was
floored. Timber framed, part plaster rendered with a thatched
roof of reed and a rebuilt ridge stack. One storey and attic.
Two gabled dormers and two casements, all C20. The doorway to
the lobby entry has a late Cl7 or early C18 door of two panels.
The crosswing is also timber framed, part exposed, with brick
nogging, some restored. Thatched roof of reed with plastered
and coved eaves and a ridge stack. One storey and attics. Two
C20 gable end casements. Interior. The late C16 or early C17
floor frame of the former open hall is only partially visible.
The joists rest on clamps pegged to the studs and tenoned to the
chamfered spine beam. They are laid on edge. In the room to
the right hand of the hall, the floor frame is constructed in a
similar way except that the joists are unmoulded, laid flat and
are of substantial scantling. Inspection of the roof over the
hall revealed two adjacent pairs of sooted rafters with vacant
joints for collars to each pair, indicating that there had been
a crown post roof before the present side purlin roof was
constructed in the late C16 or early C17. In the crosswing the
main beams and middle rails have C17 chamfers and stops. The
side purlin roof is later than that over the hall range and is
probably rebuilt.

Listing NGR: TL5706770761

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