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Catherton Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hopton Wafers, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.4024 / 52°24'8"N

Longitude: -2.5111 / 2°30'39"W

OS Eastings: 365326

OS Northings: 278386

OS Grid: SO653783

Mapcode National: GBR BV.PNJC

Mapcode Global: VH841.FWC6

Plus Code: 9C4VCF2Q+XH

Entry Name: Catherton Cottage

Listing Date: 29 February 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383536

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483966

ID on this website: 101383536

Location: Catherton, Shropshire, DY14

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Hopton Wafers

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Hopton Wafers

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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House, formerly 2 houses. Late C14 or early C15 with later
restorations and rebuilding. Painted stone rubble with some
timber framing with painted brick infill. Plain-tile roofs.
Central stone stack with axial brick ridge shaft, brick gable
end stack to south. 4-bay range with additional half bay and
end extensions.
EXTERIOR: single-storey and attic, and cellar. West side of
painted stone rubble to right-hand half with 2-storey 2-window
range of C20 casements with C20 ground-floor bay window to
left. Left half covered by stone rubble gabled and lean-to
East side: C20 3-light casement flanked by 2-light casements.
Gabled dormer to right. Vestigial timber framing to left bay
with posts and swept tension brace with raised truncated
part-framed gable-end above wall plate. Projecting bread oven
in centre of stone-walled section.
North gable end: two 2-light casements at ground level with a
2-light casement and single casement set in vertical boarded
gable-end at attic level. South gable end: partly obscured by
C20 single-storey stone gabled wing.
INTERIOR: single purlin roof. Full cruck truss to south with
lapped ridge saddle and restored tie beam and diagonally-set
ridge. Full central cruck truss with arch-braced collar with
all arrises chamfered with plain cut stops; twin raking struts
over collar and ridge saddle, together with surrounding
sections all cusped to form trefoils flanking quatrefoil. The
truss was originally open over a one and a half bay medieval
open hall. C17 stone stack inserted in half-bay of former
hall, with coursed rubble walls with C19 bread oven to east
and cambered mantelbeam with ovolo moulding. Deep chamfered
inserted floor with rounded chamfered stops.
3 trusses in north bays with cambered tie beams and collars
evident on the inner truss; inserted central truss with collar
and twin raking struts over with twin supporting posts below;
north gable-end truss with tie beam, twin vertical struts,
collar with twin raking struts over.
(Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society: Moran
M: Shrewsbury: 1987-: 45-49).

Listing NGR: SO6532678386

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