MEM24744 - Bishop's Cottages, Wootton Courtenay (Building)

Summary

The cottages appear to mainly date to the 17th Century. The range includes a front lateral stack.

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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. [1] 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". [2] The cottages are depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and are shown as subdivided. [3] 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. [4] 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. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Wootton Courtenay: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 7,14, illustration 8.
  • <2>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #46279 ]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 320.
  • <5> Report: Pratt, N.. 2018. Wootton Courtenay Conservation Area: appraisal document. 7, 12, 24, 56 inc illustration.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9373 4322 (23m by 30m)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Sep 17 2019 9:00AM

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