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Stanley Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Minehead, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1947 / 51°11'40"N

Longitude: -3.4673 / 3°28'2"W

OS Eastings: 297570

OS Northings: 144967

OS Grid: SS975449

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.55F5

Mapcode Global: VH5K4.V7CG

Plus Code: 9C3R5GVM+V3

Entry Name: Stanley Cottage

Listing Date: 4 July 1952

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279955

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391178

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

County: Somerset

District: Somerset West and Taunton

Civil Parish: Minehead

Built-Up Area: Minehead

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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SS9744 MANOR ROAD, Alcombe
900-1/5/143 (North West side)
04/07/52 Nos.20 AND 22
Stanley Cottage
(Formerly Listed as:
(North West side)
Nos.20, 22
(Stanley Cottage) and Nos.7 and 8
Cefn Court)


2 cottages, formerly one dwelling. Dated 1665 but possibly
earlier, with C19 rear wing to the left. Painted rubblestone,
thatched roof, gabled to the left, hipped to the centre and
right, with rubblestone stacks to left gable end and to
left-of-centre of the ridge of No.20 to the right. 2-unit plan
with rear right wing (now No.8 Cefn Court (qv)); No.22 has
hall bay to right of entry.
2 storeys; 3-window range. The door to the left of No.22,
probably a later insertion, is set well back, a shallow
buttress to its left is a forward continuation of the side
wall, the corner of the roof above is unsupported. A central
projecting rectangular bay has a datestone with 'I L E 1665'
and a 3-light leaded casement window with painted ovolo timber
mullions to both floors; these are to the right corner of the
bay with a single-light window to the right return. A similar
window is to the first-floor right with a taller C19 two-light
casement below. First-floor windows are at eaves level. No.20,
single-storey with attic, is set back. To the first floor a
2-light leaded casement window in a half dormer is to
right-of-centre with a similar window under a timber lintel to
the ground-floor right. Below the dormer is a slightly taller
C19 casement window. A C20 door with a lean-to porch on
brackets is left-of-centre.
The rear wings are in Cefn Court (qv).
INTERIORS: No.22 to the left has an open fire to the left
gable end with a former bread oven to the rear and a stone
water boiler to the right all now blocked. Above the oak
lintel is a plaster frieze of mythical anthropomorphic figures
alternating with strapwork devices. On the ceiling are 2
groups of plaster pomegranates and scrolls with a chamfered
oak beam to the right. At the top of the oak newel stair to
the right of the fire is a painted wood Tudor arch. The
ground-floor rear-right corner is said to have a boarded-over
stone Tudor arch to No.20. The upper room , now divided, has a
narrow ovolo-moulded cornice below the purlins which is
ceiling level; to the centre are two large plaster Tudor
roses. The small upper room, above No.20, has a cambered tie
beam to the hipped roof.
No.20 has an unusually high ceiling and what appears to be a
papered-over jetty end; (to the right of it would be the
covered-over Tudor arch leading to No.22). A Tudor arch to the
left of the rear wall leads to a lean-to.
A complex and well-preserved example of West Somerset
vernacular architecture, including some notable C17

Listing NGR: SS9757044967

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