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

Swindon (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 21150 83480


SU 2083 & 2183 WANBOROUGH HIGH STREET (north-east side) Lower Wanborough 24/505 Yew Tree Cottage


House. Probably early C18, altered later C18, early C19, mid C19 and c1900. Chalk rubblestone with red brick dressings, painted; some brick to additions. Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys with loft, 2 wide bays; 2-storey wing added to rear left, probably C18, and 2-storey outshutadded to rear right, probably early C19. Symmetrical facade having: brick quoins; central C19 door of 6 raised and fielded panels in later, mid-late C19, cast iron decorative porch with swept roof flanked by c1900 canted bay windows with casements and flat roofs, parts of timber secondary lintels visible over door and right-hand window; on 1st floor, 2 segmental header-brick arched, 3 light windows; brick end stacks, that to right of old brick. Rear: the inner return of the wing has a segmental-arched window to ground floor, right, and a tripartite, 3-light, wood-mullion window with leaded glazing to 1st floor; brick end stack; C20 lean-to additions not of special interest. Left return: main range has end of iron tie-rod; timber linteled loft window, and fretted, decorative barge boards (of c1900). Wing has one old 2-light wood-framed window to ground floor with diamond-set mullions, saddle bars and leaded glazing tied on; 2-light window to 1st floor. Left return: main range has loft window and barge boards as before; small 4-pane window to outshut with 2-light window above. Interior: throughout chamfered beams (boxed in on ground floor of main range) and early C19 board doors, some beaded, with iron hinges; main range ground-floor rooms have early panelled shutters (fireplaces are c1900). Wooden winder stair to loft which has wide floor boards and 5 roof trusses of principal rafters with one set of butt purlins, diagonally set ridge piece, old rafters and long raking wind braces; the end stacks are of rubblestone, becoming circular below the brick tops; traces of former thatched roof.

Listing NGR: SU2115083480


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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: 13 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03491/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Colin Jones. Source Historic England Archive
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