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South Norfolk (District Authority)
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TG 22020 00630


SWAINSTHORPE TG20SQ Briar Lane 4/105 Primrose Cottage II

House. Circa mid C17 extended in C18, C19 and C20. Steeply pitched pantile roof with bargeboards to gable ends. Brick axial stack to left of centre. Plan The original house is the 3-room plan main range with a lobby entrance in front of the central axial stack which has back-to-back fireplaces heating the central and left hand rooms. There is a small unheated room at the right hand end. The single storey one-room-plan extension at the left (south) end is probably C18 and the outshuts behind the extension and behind the right hand end are probably C19, the latter having been largely rebuilt in the C20. There is a C20 single storey outshut at the left south end. Exterior : 1 storey and attic. Asymmetrical 3-window east front. C20 2-light casements. 2 gabled half-dormers also with C20 casements. Doorway to left of centre with C19 panelled door and C20 open timber porch. Single storey extension at left end with gable-ended pantile roof, 4-light casement at front and single storey outshut at left end. Right hand (north) end has circa early C19 attic casement in gable. Rear (west) elevation has 2 small and one large C20 casements, C20 glazed door to left of centre and single storey outshuts to left and right. Interior: Central room has fireplace with unchamfered lintel and blocked oven and the ceiling is plastered. The right hand end room has former window in rear wall (now doorway) with mortices in the lintel for diamond mullions. The left hand room of original house has a chamfered cross-beam with notched run-out stops and a brick fireplace with chamfered lintel. Over both the fireplaces there are exposed timber bressummers. In the chambers above the left room there is a smaller fireplace with a chamfered timber lintel with run-out stops. The left end room in the south addition has slighter scantling cross-beams. The winder staircase rising from the lobby entrance and against the axial stack has a stick balustrade at the top. The original roof has 3 tiers of staggered butt purlins and a later ridgeboard; the stack is in a separate bay and appears to replace a timber-framed stack.

Listing NGR: TG2202000630


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 10 Jul 2006
Reference: IOE01/15408/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Morley. Source Historic England Archive
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