- 13 Jun 2002
- Spindle Cottage, 118, Berrington, Shrewsbury And Atcham, Shropshire
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
BERRINGTON C.P. BETTON ABBOTS SJ 50 NW 3/50 No. 118 (Spindle Cottage) - II - House. Probably C15 with late C19 alterations and addition. Timber framed,of cruck construction,with painted brick nogging and brick additions; plain tile roof. Baffle-entry plan of 2 framed bays, fragment of former hall house. One storey and attic and 2 storeys.
Central brick ridge stack; 2 gabled semi-dormers to rear with 2- light casements. Framing: light framing, much altered, probably in the C18 and C19. 2-window front; 2 first-floor C20 three-light casements, ground-floor late C19 wooden cross-casement to left and 3-light wooden casement to right; half-glazed door just off-centre to left. Large full cruck truss exposed in right-hand gable end with low tie-beam and collar. Late C19 addition at rear with integral lateral brick stack.
Interior: chamfered beams with plain and ogee stops; chamfered former wall-plate in left-hand ground-floor room; angle brace and sawn-off moulded bressumer in first-floor room at rear is possible evidence of a former bracketed dormer or some other external construction. The eaves have been raised and the roof rebuilt, probably in the C18 or C19.
(see former wall-plate above first-floor windows to front). The exposed cruck truss was probably the central truss of a 2-bay open hall and the left-hand bay was probably the lower end; the entrance was probably to the right of the present one (see probable blocked doorway) and the stack is probably a late C16 or C17 insertion. Alcock, p. 143.
Listing NGR: SJ5168407952
Copyright IoE Mr M. I. Joachim. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Joachim, M. I.
Rights Holder: Joachim, M. I.
Brick, Tile, Timber, Medieval Cruck House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Open Hall House, Hall House