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A Grade II Listed Building in Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1961 / 52°11'45"N

Longitude: 0.2636 / 0°15'48"E

OS Eastings: 554807

OS Northings: 257731

OS Grid: TL548577

Mapcode National: GBR M90.7GS

Mapcode Global: VHHKC.J269

Plus Code: 9F4257W7+CC

Entry Name: Whitethorn

Listing Date: 29 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317754

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51505

ID on this website: 101317754

Location: Great Wilbraham, South Cambridgeshire, CB21

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Great Wilbraham

Built-Up Area: Great Wilbraham

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Great Wilbraham St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Ely

Tagged with: Building Thatched cottage

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Stow cum Quy


(South West Side)

No.63 (Whitethorn)

Cottage, C13-C14 with one bay rebuilt in C16 and later additions
of C17 to left hand. Timber frame, rendered with part of rear
wall rebuilt in brick C19-C20. Thatched roof of long straw with
C19 grey gault brick upper courses to C17-C18 ridge stack. Two
bays survive of a single aisled hall, with the aisle on the
rear. A third bay to the right hand was rebuilt in C16 and
other additions have been made. There is now a lobby entry.
One storey and attic. One dormer. Three windows and doorway
opposite the stack. Interior: Two bays survive of the original
single aisled hall. A third bay existed to the right hand as
shown by a mortice for a brace in the arcade post. The arcade
plate, at the rear, and the wall plate, at the front, were cut
down when the third bay was rebuilt in C16. A stack was
inserted into the hall in the late C17. The bricks are narrow
red and yellow gault bricks. The front wall of the aisled hall
survives. There is no middle rail and the studs, which have
wide centres, are tenoned to a sill on a stone plinth. Two
arcade posts are visible. The posts are square and of
comparatively slender scantling (5 1/2" x 5 1/2") with straight braces
to the arcade plate. The posts have plain heads and are tenoned
to the arcade plate with a single peg. Two tie beams remain but
the joints to the plates are not visible. The arcade posts are
tenoned to a small sill beam on a stone or clunch plinth. Part
of the tie beam is visible. There are straight braces of
shallow pitch between the arcade posts and the tie beam. One of
the posts has a mortice for an aisle tie, the other has been
mutilated. The rear wall of the aisle has mostly been rebuilt
in brick and the roof of the aisle raised, except that some
rafters in one bay to the left survive in situ. The roof to the
open hall is not visible, although it has been confirmed that it
is smoke blackened. The C16 rebuild is of substantial scantling
with close set stud work. This bay has a contemporary floor
with large unmoulded joists laid flat. There is an original
doorway between the open-hall and this C16 bay. Both inner and
outer face of the arcade posts are chamfered and there are no
mortices in the arcade plate.

Listing NGR: TL5480757731

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