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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1127561



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Meldreth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Oct-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 52296

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MELDRETH STATION ROAD TL 3745 (North side) 23/243 No. 61 (Orchard Cottage) GV II

Cottage. Dated 1662. Small c.1800 pantry extension to north end. Timber framed, plaster rendered and long straw thatch, half-hipped roof with ridge stack of red brick upper courses originally on timber framed and plastered stack (now replaced). A good example of three bay and lobby entry plan cottage. One storey and attic. Two dormers with C19 casements. Two casements on either side of doorway with boarded door to single bay pantry addition to the north end, c.1800, probably when the cottage was sub divided. Timber framed, rendered and thatched. One casement. Inside: cottage retains many original details including the internal partition walls at the service end and the staircase at the side of the stack. The framing is similar to that of other cottages of late C17 with straight downward bracing. Side purl in roof. Elm boarding to the floors. In the C19 there was a blacksmiths forge adjoining the cottage. The lintel over the original hearth was dated 1662. The lintel was deposited in a local museum following a fire in 1959.

R.C.H.M: Record Card (1949)

Listing NGR: TL3792545023

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National Grid Reference: TL 37925 45023


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