MEM24744 - Bishop's Cottages, Wootton Courtenay (Building)
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Bishop's Cottages are one of the best examples of a cottage group displaying characteristic local vernacular features in Wootton Courtenay, including a front lateral stack and appearing to mainly date from the 17th Century. A cottage group on the east side of the street probably dates to the 17th Century or possibly earlier, and includes a front projecting stack with rounded shaft, small casement windows with timber lintels, two with Venetian shutters. The cobbled pavement and a hipped porch on timber brackets enhance the understated vernacular detail.  The cottages are depicted on 2018 MasterMap data centred at c.SS93734322 and abutting the main road through Wootton Courtenay. They are subdivided and labelled 1 to 4 and "Bishop's Cottages".  The cottages are depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and are shown as subdivided.  The range is also shown on the Tithe Map for Wootton Courtenay and labelled 320, within a larger rectangular parcel of land containing trees. This is described in the accompanying Apportionment as "Bishops House Garden and Orchard", owned by John Eames and occupued by John Floyde.  Bishop's Cottages include a front lateral stack and may have early origins. Bishop's Cottages originated as a single farmhouse of the usual three bay and cross passage plan. 1-4 Bishops Cottages may have originated as a single house in the 17th Century, or possibly earlier, and been extended later. The row includes a front projecting stack with rounded shaft and small casement windows with timber lintels. The cobbled pavement and a hipped porch on timber brackets to No 3 enhance the understated vernacular detail. The upper end of the row is thatched. The property was described as of local interest. 
- <1> SEM6951 Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Wootton Courtenay: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 7,14, illustration 8.
- <2>XY SEM8545 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #46279 ]
- <3> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <4> SSO718 Map: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 320.
- <5> SEM8695 Report: Pratt, N.. 2018. Wootton Courtenay Conservation Area: appraisal document. 7, 12, 24, 56 inc illustration.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9373 4322 (23m by 30m)|
|Civil Parish||WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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Sep 17 2019 9:00AM
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