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Apple Tree Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Hanley Swan, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0808 / 52°4'50"N

Longitude: -2.2734 / 2°16'24"W

OS Eastings: 381358

OS Northings: 242526

OS Grid: SO813425

Mapcode National: GBR 0G3.G1T

Mapcode Global: VH935.JYZR

Plus Code: 9C4V3PJG+8J

Entry Name: Apple Tree Cottage

Listing Date: 12 December 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391438

English Heritage Legacy ID: 494514

Location: Hanley Castle, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR8

County: Worcestershire

Civil Parish: Hanley Castle

Built-Up Area: Hanley Swan

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Hanley Castle with Hanley Swan

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

HANLEY CASTLE

1430/0/10014 HANLEY SWAN
12-DEC-05 Apple Tree Cottage

II
Cottage. Late C17/Early C18 with C19 and C20 additions. Timber box frame with square panels. Some panels infilled with wattle and daub, others with later inserted brick noggin. Replacement brick plinth to base. Rendered, and painted white. Projecting brick chimney stack at gable end with C19 tapered terracotta chimney pot. Long straw thatched roof. Hipped to west end. Decorative detail along ridge.
Plan: One and a half storeys, three cell, single depth plan. Originally one storey, two cell plan.
Façade: The north/front façade consists of 2x10 square panelling. There is a small 6 pane casement window at the east end, a C20 timber door to the west of centre and a small extension to the west end. To the gable end is a projecting brick chimney stack and a single pane window to the right of the chimney stack at first floor level. At the west end there is a small inserted window to the kitchen and 2x4 square panelling. To the rear of the cottage the panelling is less regular. There are four timber casement windows to the ground floor of 6 panes, 16 panes (which cuts through the timber frame), 6 panes and 1 pane. At the first floor are two later inserted dormer windows with 4 panes each. The dormer window to the east has barge boarding above and below. C20 windows and entrance door largely inserted into original openings.
Interior: Cross passage created by extension at west end. Two doors lead to the kitchen and bathroom. To the east of the cross passage a door leads to the reception room. Exposed timber frame throughout. At the far end of the reception room is an inglenook fireplace with settle and the remnants of keeping holes. A bressumer beam marks the top of the inglenook. A large stop chamfered beam runs the length of the room supporting the ceiling above. At the west end of the room is a timber spiral staircase. There are two adjoining rooms at the first floor, with roof timbers exposed including purlins, rafters and wind bracing.

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

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