This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
MORCHARD BISHOP MORCHARD BISHOP SS 7607 - 7707 11/174 - 2, 3 and 4 Chapel Lane Cottages GV II
3 cottages. Mid C19, possibly earlier core. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatched roof. L-shaped building with long main block facing south-west and small crosswing projecting back from right (south-eastern) end. It is occupied by 3 cottages. No. 2 to right has the crosswing with end stack and 2 rooms on main front with axial stack in party wall with No. 3. Nos 3 and 4 are 1 room cottages, former with rear projecting lateral stack and latter with projecting end stack. 2 storeys. Overall irregular 7 window front comprising 2 C20 casements without glazing bars to left (No. 4), 2 C20 casements with glazing bars to centre (No. 3) and 3 windows to right (No. 2).
Latter includes mid-late C19 3-light horizontal sliding sashes with glazing bars, 2 to first floor left and 1 to ground floor left. Others are late C19 - early C20 casements with glazing bars. No. 4 has central door, No. 3 has left side door and C20 porch and door to No 2 in crosswing on right side. Roof hipped each end.
Crosswing, facing south-west, has irregular 2-window front of C20 casements with Blazing bars. Single first floor window has 3 pigeon holes to left, 2 to right.
C19 6-panel door to left.
Interiors show plain carpentry detail and limited access to roof suggested it was all C19 king post trusses. The general layout might suggest early origins of the building but exposed features are consistently C19.
Listing NGR: SS7691207544
Copyright IoE Michael Woodhead. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Woodhead, Michael
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Cob, Plaster, Rubble, Thatch, Georgian House, Victorian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling