Rush Fen Cottage and Chiverton's Cottage


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Rush Fen Cottage and Chiverton's Cottage, West End


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Statutory Address:
Rush Fen Cottage and Chiverton's Cottage, West End

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

South Norfolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TM 38523 92152


TM 39 SE 7/50 GELDESTON WEST END Rush Fen Cottage and Chiverton's Cottage

(Formerly listed as Rush Fen Cottage and Chilverton's Cottage)

II Pair of cottages. Medieval and later. Timber framed and colourwashed at west end, encased in later red brick to east. Steeply-pitched pantile roof. Two storeys and one and a half storeys, rectangular plan.

Chiverton's Cottage; C17 two storeys, restored mid C20. Three-light C20 casements, ground floor glazed doors. Two two-light ovolo-moulded mullion windows survive at south side of chimney stack, one inscribed R.G. 1618. One blocked ovolo-moulded window at first floor level on north wall. Beam supporting first floor has stepped run-out chamfer stops. Chimney stack at east end.

Rush Fen Cottage has red brick encasing timber frame. East gable rendered and colourwashed. One and a half storeys with roof sweeping down to low eaves line, wider than Chiverton's Cottage. Fenestration generally C20 casements with segmental arches over openings. C20 gabled and weatherboarded dormer on west side. Off-centre axial chimney stack. First floor east end contains two jowled principal posts, octagonal in section below expanded top, with moulded capitals. Cambered tie between posts. Trenches for passing braces in jowled post and tie. Square-set aisle plates with straight braces to principal posts. Aisle posts now truncated by the C16 insertion of the first floor, and are supported on a tie beam with broach chamfer stops. This is a fragment of a C14 aisled structure, apparently in situ.

Listing NGR: TM3852392152


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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: 17 Aug 2005
Reference: IOE01/13547/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian R. Faulkner. Source Historic England Archive
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