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The Old Post Office Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1403 / 53°8'25"N

Longitude: -2.6727 / 2°40'21"W

OS Eastings: 355097

OS Northings: 360565

OS Grid: SJ550605

Mapcode National: GBR 7L.659R

Mapcode Global: WH88Q.XBGD

Entry Name: The Old Post Office Cottage

Listing Date: 23 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130484

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55838

Location: Tiverton and Tilstone Fearnall, Cheshire West and Chester, CW6

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Tiverton and Tilstone Fearnall

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Tilstone Fearnall St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 56 SE
4/10 The Old Post Office
- II
Cottage, formerly converted to two but now one again. Early C17 timber framed,
part stone, rendered, thatched roof. Three cell through passage house. Two storeys,
heightened from 1½ in C20. Development: Originally a three cell house with the
kitchen and hall heated, kitchen stack now modern, hall stack removed, with an
unheated inner room. Winder stair round hall stack rebuilt. At sometime, probably
C19, divided into two cottages with two new stairs now both removed. Returned
to one cottage in C20 with the two front doors now the only reminder. Roof raised
in C20. Exterior: much modernised picturesque appearance with all wooden features,
some in old openings. Street front has 5 windows below, 2 and 3 light casements
with leaded lights. C19 doorways with thatched hoods left centre and right end.
Original doorway and entry to through passage now 4th window from left. Two half
dormers above. Modern brick stack in each gable. Rear elevation: two bay windows
below, 2 doors, one to through passage, two small windows. Above are 4 two light
full dormers. Continuous line in render marks old roofline. Interior: almost
full frame survives but with much evidence of alteration and re-use on ground floor.
All timbers including the original oak ones are extremely roughly finished. Kitchen
with bressumer beam, screen to passage with much botching and infill removed, hall
stack and fireplace removed. Inner room frame much altered. New winder stair
in original position. All joists are replaced and ceiling possibly raised. First
floor has 3 rooms and stair/stack bay, so hall below is longer than room above
giving 5 roof trusses but only four go to the ground, the fifth carried on a hall
cross beam. Trusses with interrupted ties, ceilings at a lower level, once went
to apex before new roof. Roof: trenched collar purlins. Principals morticed,
and pegged,one notched for diamond set ridge piece, now the inner room end. Probably
early C20 roof above this. Although much modernised in appearance this cottage
retains most of an interesting frame and its planning. In size quite a well-to-do
house but built of surprisingly ill-finished timbers.

Listing NGR: SJ5509760565

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

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