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Bishop Wilsons Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Burton, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.2605 / 53°15'37"N

Longitude: -3.0295 / 3°1'46"W

OS Eastings: 331419

OS Northings: 374214

OS Grid: SJ314742

Mapcode National: GBR 7Z8Q.XX

Mapcode Global: WH87Z.F9LS

Plus Code: 9C5R7X6C+55

Entry Name: Bishop Wilsons Cottage

Listing Date: 27 December 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387801

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475793

Location: Willaston and Thornton, Cheshire West and Chester, CH64

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Little Neston and Burton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Burton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Burton St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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SJ3174 VILLAGE STREET, Burton Village
794-1/11/7 (North side)
27/12/62 Bishop Wilson's Cottage


Cottage, dairy and cheese room; now house and attached
outbuilding. Early C17, with C19 and C20 alterations. Coursed
red rubble sandstone with thatched roof and brick stack:
outbuilding has slate roof.
EXTERIOR: single storey and attic; 4-bay front: to left,
single-storey 4-window outbuilding at right angles attached to
cottage by means of single-storey open-sided link bay. House
has wide boarded door incorporating glazed light to centre,
beneath gabled half dormer with 2-light window. Other ground
floor windows are 2-light, leaded, horizontal sliding sashes.
To left of centre is gabled dormer with similar window.
INTERIOR: remains of three cruck trusses. Ceiling beam with
large girth ovolo moulds and one end bearing which can only be
described as a mast step. Exposed ceiling joists and an old
boarded door.
HISTORY: birthplace and residence of Robert Wilson, Lord
Bishop of Sodor and Man (consecrated 1697) founder of the
village school, now known as The Old School (qv).

Listing NGR: SJ3141974214

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