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Shell Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3871 / 51°23'13"N

Longitude: -2.2817 / 2°16'53"W

OS Eastings: 380496

OS Northings: 165375

OS Grid: ST804653

Mapcode National: GBR 0QD.ZYJ

Mapcode Global: VH96N.DDMH

Plus Code: 9C3V9PP9+R8

Entry Name: Shell Cottage

Listing Date: 13 November 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1285554

English Heritage Legacy ID: 314583

Location: Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire, BA15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Monkton Farleigh

Built-Up Area: Monkton Farleigh

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Monkton Farleigh St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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2/137 No 82 (Shell Cottage)


Detached cottage. Early C18, possibly a rebuilding of an earlier
cottage. Dressed limestone, stone slate roof with coped verges and
stone stacks. L-plan. Two-storey, 4-window front. Good door to
left of centre with 6 fielded panels in moulded architrave with
keystone, stone shell hood on carved brackets with mask volute
within, 12-pane sash in beaded architrave to left, two sashes with
original thick glazing bars to right, all in beaded stone
architraves. Moulded string course to first floor; two 12-pane
sashes to two centre bays, blind windows to sides, relief-carved
datestone: WMS / 1736 below cornice. Moulded cornice to plain
blocking course. Left return has 12-pane sash in beaded architrave
with cornice to ground floor, 8-pane first floor sash, oculus to
attic. Right return has 2-light casements to rear wing, rear wing
has inserted C20 casement and glazed door, left return of wing has
2-light casements and wood mullioned casements.
Interior: Front of house now one room with one moulded Tudor-
arched fireplace with cornice to left and C18 beaded stone
fireplace surround with imposts and curved corners to right, C18
shell cupboard with shaped shelves and fielded panelled doors to
lower part. Rear wing has deep chamfered beam, probably reset,
planked doors.

Listing NGR: ST8049665375

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