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The Oak Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.147 / 52°8'49"N

Longitude: 0.1328 / 0°7'58"E

OS Eastings: 546032

OS Northings: 252002

OS Grid: TL460520

Mapcode National: GBR L82.BF0

Mapcode Global: VHHKH.892G

Entry Name: The Oak Cottage

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127858

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51486

Location: Great Shelford, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Great Shelford

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Great Shelford St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(North West Side)

18/81 No 82 (The Oak Cottage)

House, mid-late C16 enlarged by addition of a service wing at
the rear in the late 1930s, but otherwise little altered.
Timber frame exposed with rendered infill with steeply pitched
plain tile roof with ridge stack. Plan of single range of four
bays with lobby entry. Two storeys with the first floor
jettied, the jetty beam carved with running folded leaf
ornament. No wall bracing or jetty brackets visible. Two
windows at first floor and three at ground floor, all C20 leaded
light casements. Doorway in original location opposite the
stack, but with C20 door. Interior: Narrower stair and
lobby-entry bay with service bay to right hand and two bay hall,
floored throughout, to left hand. Inglenook hearth. Stop
chamfered joists and main beams except for one boxed main beam.
Closed trusses between lobby entry and hall and service bay.
The framing is of substantial scantling with cranked bracing,
some removed. The tie beams are cambered. The roof is intact
and of clasped side purlin construction in four bays, also with
cranked wind bracing between principal rafters and the purlins.
The first floor chamber over the hall was probably open to the
roof at one time. There are remains of oak lathes nailed to the
soffits of the rafters.
R.C.H.M: record card

Listing NGR: TL4603252002

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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