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Orchard Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Orwell, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1337 / 52°8'1"N

Longitude: -0.0128 / 0°0'46"W

OS Eastings: 536108

OS Northings: 250238

OS Grid: TL361502

Mapcode National: GBR K6R.9KK

Mapcode Global: VHGMY.QMLP

Plus Code: 9C4X4XMP+FV

Entry Name: Orchard Cottage

Listing Date: 18 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317240

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52346

Location: Orwell, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Orwell

Built-Up Area: Orwell

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Orwell St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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TL 3650
(West side)
Orchard Cottage (No. 20)
Cottage of several building periods. c.1600, late C17 and C18.
Timber-framed, plaster rendered and steeply pitched tiled roof. Axial ridge
stack, rendered and end stack. Two bays and crosswing, with single bay,
C17-C18 extension, at north east end. One storey and attic. Three dormers
with horizontal sliding sashes. Fire insurance plaque to gable of north east
dormer. Six ground floor windows, including two hung and two horizontal
sliding sashes. Doorway now to crosswing. Interior: The bay at the south
west end dates from c.1600. The framing visible in the rear wall and the
curved downward bracing is of that period. The roof was raised and possibly
a floor inserted into this bay in C19. The centre bay with inglenook hearth
may also retain c.1600 wall frame but this is not visible. Otherwise the
wall frame is of late C17-C18 and similar in structure to the two bay
crosswing. This has slender downward bracing and staggered studwork. The
roof over the crosswing is original and of clasped side purlin construction
with the rafters halved and pegged at the apex and also with original ridge
piece. The bay to the north east was added, C18.

R.C.H.M.: West Cambs. Mon. (4)

Listing NGR: TL3610850237

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