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The Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Chewton Mendip, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.277 / 51°16'37"N

Longitude: -2.5787 / 2°34'43"W

OS Eastings: 359729

OS Northings: 153249

OS Grid: ST597532

Mapcode National: GBR JR.ZVCT

Mapcode Global: VH89M.853F

Entry Name: The Cottages

Listing Date: 10 September 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391077

English Heritage Legacy ID: 492113

Location: Chewton Mendip, Mendip, Somerset, BA3

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Chewton Mendip

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


1925/0/10013 LOWER STREET
10-SEP-04 Chewton Mendip
1,2 & 3
The Cottages

Row of three cottages, evolved from one house; two of the cottages amalgamated into one house. Circa mid C17; extended circa C18/ early C19. Stone rubble with rendered front. Clay double-Roman tile and pantile roofs with gabled ends. Stone rubble axial and gable-end stacks with brick caps.
PLAN: Row of three cottages. No.2 at the centre is a C17 2-room plan house, the hall/ kitchen on the right heated from a large fireplace in a gable-end stack with a newel stairs to the side and with a service room/ parlour to the left. Later in the C18 a 1-room plan kitchen wing was built at the back, a 1-room plan separate cottage [No.1] was added to the right [SE] end and an outbuilding was built at the left [NW] end; subsequently the outbuilding was converted into another cottage [No.3] and outshuts have been added to the rear. No.3 is now part of No.2.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 6-window south west front; various late C19 and C20 2-and 3-light casements and three doorways with plank doors. Rear [north east], gable-ended wing to left of centre and outshuts with lean-to roofs.
INTERIOR: No.2, its hall has plastered framed ceiling, large fireplace with chamfered stone jambs with diagonal stops and chamfered timber bressumer, newel stairs to side of fireplace and section of plank-and-muntin screen between hall and parlour; parlour has arched china cupboard with dentilled cornice and fireplace with simple wooden chimneypiece; roof has trusses with lapped and pegged collars, tenoned purlins, diagonal ridgepiece and common-rafter couples. Both Nos. 1 and 2 have C18/ early C19 joinery including 2- and 4-panel and plank doors and panelling in window seats.
A largely intact row of cottages with a small C17 house at the centre with a well preserved interior.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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