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Latitude: 51.1124 / 51°6'44"N
Longitude: -2.486 / 2°29'9"W
OS Eastings: 366074
OS Northings: 134897
OS Grid: ST660348
Mapcode National: GBR MW.B7YN
Mapcode Global: VH8BF.V9LL
Entry Name: Pear Tree Cottage
Listing Date: 29 August 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1346182
English Heritage Legacy ID: 261684
Location: Bruton, South Somerset, Somerset, BA10
District: South Somerset
Civil Parish: Bruton
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/09/2016
ST 63 SE
Pear Tree Cottage
Detached cottage. C17 modified. Local stone rubble; double Roman clay tiles between coped gables; brick end and
intermediate chimney stacks. 2 storeys with attic, 3 bays. UPVC windows, installed c. 1984, replacing sashes; C20 porch between bays
2 and 3, with dormer window in roof over. Single storey extension to North West gable. Fireplace in East room has
timber beam with date 1633 cut in and a stopped chamfer beam spins the ceiling; arched collar trusses to roof.
Formerly house of the Amos family; one member emigrated in C17 to the USA, became wealthy, and endowed Bruton Church,
Williamsburg, Virginia: now place of pilgrimage for American branch of Amos family.
(Couzens P., Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972; Guide to St. Mary's Church, Bruton).
Listing NGR: ST6607434897
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