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Latitude: 52.5262 / 52°31'34"N
Longitude: -3.1213 / 3°7'16"W
OS Eastings: 324021
OS Northings: 292623
OS Grid: SO240926
Mapcode National: GBR B1.FVKR
Mapcode Global: VH686.VR7T
Entry Name: Christmas Cottage
Listing Date: 26 October 1953
Last Amended: 1 October 1996
Source ID: 17336
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Located in the hamlet of Bacheldre immediately to the rear and at right angles to Bacheldre Farmhouse.
Community: Churchstoke (Yr Ystog)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Probably built in the C18 or early C19 as an ancillary service building to Bacheldre Farmhouse.
Rubble masonry under a slate roof, 2 unit plan with 1 storey and an attic. The bakeoven with its masonry stack is at the W end. The front contains a central panelled door under a plain lintel with a window to each side and 2 later dormers above. Modern, 4-pane, wooden casement windows to lower storey. One small light to the rear and 2 attic dormers as on front.
One spine beam with very small subsidiary beams. A central post marks the original division between the bays. A new partition wall has been inserted to the E of this post to form a kitchen with staircase to attic storey. A slate surface is said to have formerly existed at the E end The fireplace spans the W end of the cottage and is of masonry with a substantial lintel. The bakeoven is in the NW corner and there is a seat or stand at the S end, beyond the fireplace.
Listed, notwithstanding alterations associated with its conversion to a dwelling, as an unusual example of a detached service building, which forms part of a group at Bacheldre Farm.
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