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Rush Fen Cottage and Chiverton's Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Geldeston, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.4751 / 52°28'30"N

Longitude: 1.5108 / 1°30'38"E

OS Eastings: 638523

OS Northings: 292152

OS Grid: TM385921

Mapcode National: GBR XM3.YJY

Mapcode Global: VHM6J.41KW

Plus Code: 9F43FGG6+38

Entry Name: Rush Fen Cottage and Chiverton's Cottage

Listing Date: 30 October 1987

Last Amended: 20 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 226827

Location: Geldeston, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR34

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Geldeston

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Geldeston St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Rush Fen Cottage and Chiverton's Cottage

(Formerly listed as Rush Fen Cottage and Chilverton's Cottage)

Pair of cottages. Medieval and later. Timber framed and colourwashed at west end, encased in later red brick to east. Steeply-pitched pantile roof. Two storeys and one and a half storeys, rectangular plan.

Chiverton's Cottage; C17 two storeys, restored mid C20. Three-light C20 casements, ground floor glazed doors. Two two-light ovolo-moulded mullion windows survive at south side of chimney stack, one inscribed R.G. 1618. One blocked ovolo-moulded window at first floor level on north wall. Beam supporting first floor has stepped run-out chamfer stops. Chimney stack at east end.

Rush Fen Cottage has red brick encasing timber frame. East gable rendered and colourwashed. One and a half storeys with roof sweeping down to low eaves line, wider than Chiverton's Cottage. Fenestration generally C20 casements with segmental arches over openings. C20 gabled and weatherboarded dormer on west side. Off-centre axial chimney stack. First floor east end contains two jowled principal posts, octagonal in section below expanded top, with moulded capitals. Cambered tie between posts. Trenches for passing braces in jowled post and tie. Square-set aisle plates with straight braces to principal posts. Aisle posts now truncated by the C16 insertion of the first floor, and are supported on a tie beam with broach chamfer stops. This is a fragment of a C14 aisled structure, apparently in situ.

Listing NGR: TM3852392152

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