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The Cruck House

A Grade II Listed Building in Longhope, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8727 / 51°52'21"N

Longitude: -2.4579 / 2°27'28"W

OS Eastings: 368568

OS Northings: 219443

OS Grid: SO685194

Mapcode National: GBR FX.SBWG

Mapcode Global: VH86S.B6Y7

Entry Name: The Cruck House

Listing Date: 4 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299180

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354193

Location: Longhope, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17

County: Gloucestershire

District: Forest of Dean

Civil Parish: Longhope

Built-Up Area: Longhope

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Longhope All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

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6/116 The Cruck House


Detached house; C15, C17. Thin rubble stone, some larger quoins,
tiled roof. Two rooms per floor around central chimney, but wide
plan: one storey, second wholly in roof. Gable to road two 2-
light casement windows ground floor (one replaces door), timber
lintels, thin stone hoodmould: above a 3-light similar. on right
door and window with similar head; vertical joint in stonework,
two unlintelled casement windows. At ground level two large,
irregular stones project, one near door, one at right corner,
originally bases for crucks. Above stone-faced cross gable,
timber posts each side, 2-light casement window, with collar and
tie beam truss above, wattle and daub infill.
Interior: large open fireplace in far room, chamfered timber
lintel with pyramid stops, oven off. Inserted floor over room,
with deep chamfered beams dividing ceiling into eight compartments.
Two iron casements survive. In front of chimney stack a large
arch-braced open cruck truss, complete save ground-floor section of
one cruck: large chamfer with central groove. One brace cut for
doorhead first floor: some later timber-framed infill. On road
side of chimney a spere truss, complete to tie-beam level save for
lower part of one post and one arch brace. Ovolo moulding to
surviving brace, wattle and daub infill between it and post. House
enlarged 1970's.

Listing NGR: SO6856819443

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

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