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Chescombe Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Cerne Abbas, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8081 / 50°48'29"N

Longitude: -2.4765 / 2°28'35"W

OS Eastings: 366521

OS Northings: 101057

OS Grid: ST665010

Mapcode National: GBR MW.YJC3

Mapcode Global: FRA 56PY.R10

Plus Code: 9C2VRG5F+6C

Entry Name: Chescombe Cottage

Listing Date: 21 August 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323857

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105538

Location: Cerne Abbas, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Cerne Abbas

Built-Up Area: Cerne Abbas

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Cerne Abbas St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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The following shall be added to the list:-

No. 10
(Chescombe Cottage)


House. Circa early C17, extended in C18 and C19. Plastered cob. Thatched roof,
gabled at right hand end and hipped over lower roofed extension at left end.
Axial stack to left of centre and lateral stack at rear of right hand end,both
with rebuilt brick shafts.
Plan and development :- Long 4-room plan range with an axial stack with back-to
-back fireplaces between the two centre rooms. The original house is the 2-room
plan section on the right(west), the hall/kitchen on the left heated from a gable
end(now axial) stack and with a small unheated room on the right. It was probably
in the C18 that a 1-room plan extension was built with a stack backing onto the
stack of the original range. In the C19 a further 1-room plan extension was built
at the left(east) end and the whole range was converted into 2 2-room cottages;
reunited into 1 house in C20.
Exterior:- 2 storeys. Assymmetrical 4/5 window range. C20 2-light casements with
horizontal glazing bars. C19 and C20 plank doors to left and right. At rear C20
2-light casements with glazing bars.
Interior:- Centre right hand room has chamfered cross-beam with ogee stops, large
fireplace with roughly chamfered lintel and C19 winder staircase in corner. Centre
left hand room has boxed-in unchamfered cross-beam and brick fireplace with roughly
chamfered lintel. The roof has been largely replaced in C20 but two trusses at
right hand(west) end survive; the right hand with collar morticed and tenoned into
straight principals, the left hand truss has collar lapped and pegged to face of
straight principals and both have trenched purlins.

Listing NGR: ST6652101057

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