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Old Rafters

A Grade II Listed Building in Croucheston, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0278 / 51°1'40"N

Longitude: -1.9054 / 1°54'19"W

OS Eastings: 406732

OS Northings: 125385

OS Grid: SU067253

Mapcode National: GBR 40B.K2R

Mapcode Global: FRA 66WD.KJ4

Plus Code: 9C3W23HV+4V

Entry Name: Old Rafters

Listing Date: 17 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146157

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320635

Location: Bishopstone, Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bishopstone

Built-Up Area: Croucheston

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bishopstone and Stratford Tony St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Detached cottage. Late C16, altered C17 and C18. Square-panelled
timber-framing with brick nogging, dressed limestone and brick to
south front, thatched roof with brick stacks. L-plan. Single-
storey and attic, 1-window south front. Glazed C20 door and
planked stable door in thatched porch on posts with segmental-
headed C20 casement to right and two c20 casements to left, one
eyebrow dormer with 2-light casements. Left return has half-glazed
door in thatched porch with 2-light and single-light casements to
left, two eyebrow dormers with 2-light casements. Right return is
windowless; evidence of raised eaves in brickwork. Rear has
blocked doorway and 3-light wooden mullioned casement to main
range, wing projecting to right has segmental-headed 2-light
casement and eyebrow dormer to east side, north gable in banded
chalk and brick; raised roofline.
Interior has deeply-chamfered beams with stepped stops, open
fireplace with cambered chamfered lintel on chamfered stone jambs
and spice cupboard in room to right of entrance, timber-framed
partitions to ground floor, planked doors. Roughly-cut rafters
exposed in attics. Possibly originally a cottage with ground floor
open to roof, first floor inserted when eaves raised in C17 or C18.

Listing NGR: SU0673225385

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