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Glebe Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Comberton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1803 / 52°10'48"N

Longitude: 0.0227 / 0°1'21"E

OS Eastings: 538395

OS Northings: 255486

OS Grid: TL383554

Mapcode National: GBR L7K.6L1

Mapcode Global: VHHK7.BGWG

Entry Name: Glebe Cottage

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Last Amended: 31 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127798

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51646

Location: Comberton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB23

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Comberton

Built-Up Area: Comberton

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Comberton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(South Side)

3/29 Glebe Cottage (Formerly listed
31. 8.62 as The Old vicarage)


Cottage C14-C15 open hall, and C17. Timber-framed, plaster rendered and
combed wheat reed thatch, hipped to crosswing and half-hipped to hall.
Single flue red brick ridge stack. Original plan of hall and two crosswings,
but crosswing to the right hand was removed probably in C19. Hall of one
storey and attic. One dormer and one shuttered C19 horizontal sliding sash.
Crosswing of two storeys, jettied on first floor. One casement. above a
full-length casement at ground floor. Adjoining the crosswing is a leanto,
also timber-framed and thatched and probably C18. Inside: The open hall and
one crosswing remain from C14-C15 house. Rebates fit were probably two
doorways can be seen in the end wall, which would have led to the crosswing,
probably demolished in C19. In the C16 the floor and red brick chimney were
inserted into the open hall. The framing is substantially intact. The two
bay hall has a display truss with deep arch bracing to the tiebeam and a
crownpost roof. The post is square with stop chamfered corners and two-way
curved upward bracing to the collar purlin and two-way downward bracing to
the tiebeam. The roof is sooted. There is a closed truss between the hall
and crosswing with access at ground floor, though the original doorway is no
longer visible. The framing in this wall is substantial with upward angle
bracing from the continuous centre post to the middle rail. The crosswing is
of two bays. The floor framing is of large joists laid flat. This roof has
been rebuilt probably in C17 or C18. In the wallplate to the east is a
splayed scarf joint, probably of C14, and a window opening, now blocked, with
sites for diamond mullions.
R.C.H.M. West Cambs., mon.(2) Plate 60 =
Mercer, E: English Vernacular Houses (R.C.H.M.), p116

Listing NGR: TL3839555486

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