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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.


List entry Number: 1048218



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

County District District Type Parish
OxfordshireVale of White HorseDistrict AuthorityHarwell

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 05-May-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 250012

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SU4988 10/149

HARWELL WELLSHEAD LANE (South side Gable Cottage and Tibbleton Cottage)


House, now 2 dwellings. c.1295 rear range; late C17 front range and encasement of rear range; C19 and C20 alterations. Render on timber-framing with areas of stone rubble and painted brick old plain-tile roof; brick ridge stack to centre, end stack to left. Rear: painted brick; old plain-tile roof, hipped in left. 2-storey, 2-window range. Sash door to left of centre. Irregular fenestration of mainly Cl9 casements. Interior of Tibbleton Cottage: contains one cruck truss with a tie beam and two collars, the lower being arch-braced; and there are remains of another cruck truss. These trusses have been radio-carbon dated as having a probable felling date of 1275. This is the earliest timber-framed true cruck house so far identified in England. ("Two Early Cruck Houses in North Berkshire Identified by Radiocarbon" by C.R.J. Currie and J.M. Fletcher in "Medieval Archaeology" Vol.16 1972 pp136-142)

Listing NGR: SU4916888872

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: Medieval Archaeology - Date: 1972 - Journal Title: Medieval Archaeology - Volume: 16 - Page References: 136-142

National Grid Reference: SU 49168 88872


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