This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
MORCHARD BISHOP CHURCH STREET (north side) SS 7607 - 7707 Morchard Bishop 11/142 Mellow Thatch, Mellow Thatch - Cottage (alias Hoopers), and Pines II
3 cottages. Early mid - C17 and C19. Plastered cob and rubble; rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof, replaced by asbestos tile on Mellow Thatch Cottage and by asbestos slate on Pines. 3 adjoining cottages facing south comprising Mellow Thatch at right (east) end, a 2-room cottage with large rear lateral stack; Mellow Thatch Cottage (alias Hoopers) in centre, a 2 room cottage with axial stack; and Pines at left (west) end, a 2 room cottage with C20 rear block. Outshuts to rear. 2 storeys. Irregular front fenestration. Mellow Thatch has 2-window front of late C19 casements with glazing bars and third right end ground floor window blocking former door - present door in right end. Low thatch eyebrows over first floor windows and roof is gable-ended to right. Mellow Thatch Cottage has symmetrical 2-window front of late C19 casements with glazing bars and contemporary central plank door and gabled and slate-roofed porch with trellis- filled sides. Pines has irregular 3-window front of C20 casements. Right or central window blocking former doorway and present door in left end. Gable-ended roof.
Interior of Mellow Thatch shows many early C17 features. Left room made from 2 former rooms each with chamfered and late step stopped crossbeam and a fireplace in rear wall. Left fireplace is blocked although oven projection shows externally.
Right fireplace is rubble and its oak lintel has been cut back to make segmental arch. Brick oven to right and cream oven to left. C17 roof of A frame trusses with pegged dovetail lap-jointed collars. Interiors of Mellow Thatch Cottage and Pines not inspected.
Mellow Thatch appears to have been 2 one-room plan cottages possibly church almshouses.
Listing NGR: SS7722307544
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Asbestos, Cob, Plaster, Rubble, Thatch, Tudor House, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, Stuart Domestic, Jacobean Dwelling, Almshouse, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Health And Welfare, Residential Building