Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1054994

Date first listed: 03-Dec-1986



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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Bucknell

National Grid Reference: SO 35308 74019


BUCKNELL C.P. CHAPEL LAWN ROAD (south SO 37 SE side), Bucknell 12/34 The Desert - 3.12.86 - II

Cottage. C17 with later additions and alterations. Roughcast timber frame; C20 cedar shingle roof. One storey and attic; 4 framed bays, including chimney bay, right bay probably a slightly later addition. C19 fixed-light window to left and C20 casement immediately to left of C20 gabled porch. This has contemporary half-glazed outer door and inner, probably C17 plank door. Small C20 window to right. 3 late C20 gabled eaves dormers. Brown brick ridge stack to right of porch and red brick stack in roof slope to rear on right. Interior. 3 rooms to ground floor with large, apparently inserted stack to right of entrance. Timber frame (square panels) exposed to cross wall between left and centre rooms, to back wall and fragmentarily to front wall. 2 deep-chamfered spine beams to centre room and single -deep- chamfered spine beam to right room, which has C18 moulded wooden cornice to ceiling and contemporary wall cupboard in front right corner. Plank door with probably C19 painting of a girl carrying a bowl on inside has rectan- ular barred overlight and leads to oak winder staircase. Infilled doorway, probably formerly external, blocked off by staircase. Straight-flight oak staircase in left ground floor room. Wide boarded floor boards to first floor and plank doors throughout. Double-purlin roof has trusses exposed to left and right of rubblestone stack (partly plastered), left with raking struts from tie beam to principal rafters and right with raking queen struts; woven infill to panels. Full-length C20 lean-to to rear is not of special architectural interest.

Listing NGR: SO3530874019


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 257538

Legacy System: LBS

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