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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 40393 22275


BASCHURCH C.P. B.4397 (south side) SJ 42 SW 15/10 Platt Bridge Cottage - GV II Farmhouse, latterly 2 cottages, now house. Mid-to late C16 with later additions and alterations. Timber framed with painted brick and rendered infill on painted brick plinth; machine tile roof. 3 framed bays, possibly originally of baffle-entry plan. 2 storeys. Framing: continuous jetty to front with moulded bressumer now supported on 3 elaborately carved brackets (probably originally more); exposed bridging beam and joist ends. Square panels, 2 to first floor and 2 and 3 to ground floor. Rear has 4 square panels, 2 below and 2 above middle rail which has carved bracket to right of centre. Queen-strut truss with projecting double-purlin ends to left gable end. Concrete tile hanging to right gable end. 4 late C19 casements directly below eaves and 5 to ground floor, second or third from left possibly in position of former doorway. Present entrance to rear through C20 door under contemporary gabled porch. Red brick ridge stack to left of centre with recessed centre section and top rebuilt in early C20 red brick. 2-storey square-panelled timber framed lean-to attached to left gable end. Interior. Left ground-floor room has richly moulded cross-beam ceiling and plain flat joists. Red brick inglenook fireplace has chamfered wooden lintel; woven panels visible behind to back wall. Centre room also has moulded cross-beam ceiling as far as centre cross beam, which has sawn-off studs for former partition; deep-chamfered spine beams and plain joists to other side and also to right room. Inglenook fireplace in centre room has segmental brick arch and bread oven. Timber framed cross wall (square panels) between centre and right rooms has plank door with pointed strap hinges to right. Timber frame exposed to other walls, including right gable end. Staircase to right of stack in centre room, which has stepping visible on first floor. Wide boarded oak floor boards to first floor and queen-strut roof in 3 unequal bays (widest to centre), first tie beam from right moulded to right side: formerly open to ridge, present ceiling being an insertion. Lean-to attached to left gable end has a piece of reused Cl7 oak panelling and plank door with pointed strap hinges. C20 brick lean-to to rear on right and contemporary flat-roofed extension attached to right gable end are not of special architectural interest. Datestone (1558) in garden to rear.

Listing NGR: SJ4039322275


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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: 16 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/11403/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek Taylor. Source Historic England Archive
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