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Smugglers' Cottage and Attached Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Minehead, Somerset

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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

Plus Code: 9C3R6G69+6P

Entry Name: Smugglers' Cottage and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 4 July 1952

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206971

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391153

Location: Minehead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Minehead

Built-Up Area: Minehead

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


900-1/3/18 (East side)
04/07/52 No.6
Smugglers' Cottage and attached
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)


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
thatched roof.
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

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

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