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Latitude: 51.2105 / 51°12'37"N
Longitude: -3.4807 / 3°28'50"W
OS Eastings: 296666
OS Northings: 146744
OS Grid: SS966467
Mapcode National: GBR LJ.4213
Mapcode Global: VH5JY.MT7W
Entry Name: Smugglers' Cottage and Attached Walls
Listing Date: 4 July 1952
Last Amended: 30 September 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1206971
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391153
Location: Minehead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24
District: West Somerset
Civil Parish: Minehead
Built-Up Area: Minehead
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
SS9646 CHURCH STEPS
900-1/3/18 (East side)
Smugglers' Cottage and attached
(Formerly Listed as:
Shown on OS map as No.8.
House. Probably early C17. Colour-washed cob on a rubblestone
base with a large lateral stack to the front, off-set below
and above the eaves, and a very tall C20 brick shaft; hipped
3-unit plan with passage to right of hall and lower end to
right; jointed cruck over the passage; late medieval open hall
with inserted C17 front lateral stack to left of through
passage. Pantiled outshut to the rear right.
2 storeys on a sloping site; 2-window range. To the left are
two C19 two-light casement windows to both floors, the cills
of those on the ground floor at ground level; to the right of
the stack is a C20 door with a C19 two-light casement window
to the right of it.
INTERIOR: open fireplace to lateral stack with timber
bressummer (probably later); jointed cruck over the passage
has ridge purlin set on tenoned apex with splayed scarf joints
to the purlins; upper side of truss (originally closed) and
ridge purlin are smoke-blackened. C17 truss with
ridge-in-notch to 2-bay lower end. Rafters with bark, support
wheat straw thatch.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: rubblestone walls approx 2m high extend
approx 7m to the left and 5m to the right.
One of the least altered vernacular houses in Minehead.
Listing NGR: SS9666646744
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