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Mitre Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.9943 / 51°59'39"N

Longitude: -0.9927 / 0°59'33"W

OS Eastings: 469256

OS Northings: 233350

OS Grid: SP692333

Mapcode National: GBR 9XQ.V4R

Mapcode Global: VHDT8.R41H

Entry Name: Mitre Cottage

Listing Date: 3 April 1973

Last Amended: 21 November 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201400

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377218

Location: Buckingham, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, MK18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Buckingham

Built-Up Area: Buckingham

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Buckingham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


879-1/6/119 No.1
03/04/73 Mitre Cottage
(Formerly Listed as:
Mitre Cottage)


House. Probably C15 altered C17 and C19. Timber-framed with
C20 roughcast cement render over earlier lime render to front,
thatch roof and brick ridge and front lateral stack. 3-bay
hall house originally consisting of 2-bay open hall with
2-storey service bay. Hall sub-divided horizontally early C17,
and stone stack inserted to give a 2-unit through passage
2-storey, 3-window range. C19 six-panel door to left of centre
with glazed top panels and straight hood on shaped brackets. A
3-light C20 casement window to ground floor right and 8-pane
sash window to ground floor left, both with narrow straight
hoods on small shaped brackets. Rear elevation has close
studding to first floor and a single-storey extension to rear
left and rear right.
INTERIOR: house has full cruck trusses either end and to left
of centre, all closed trusses with collars and saddles bearing
ridge piece. Truss to right of centre formerly to middle of
open hall is smoke-blackened and has curved chamfered braces
to tie beam, which has 2 chamfers divided by channel. King
strut to collar flanked by diagonal struts, similar
arrangement above collar with thin King strut and saddle to
principals bearing ridge piece. 2 tiers of wind-braced
purlins, with chamfers, the lower tier trenched. Open
fireplace has stop-chamfered bressumer. Stop-chamfered spine
beam to main ground floor room with some original
stop-chamfered joists. Corner fireplace to ground-floor room
to left of entrance passage. Winder stair to 1st floor.
Part of house has been a butcher's shop and was formerly
joined to a cottage to right, demolished C20 for
road-widening. Cottage formed L-plan with surviving house and
was probably C17.

Listing NGR: SP6925633350

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

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