The Old Cottage

The Old Cottage
Colmore Lane
Kingwood Common
RG9 5LX

Located in Colmore Lane, on the edge of Kingwood Common. It is of two bays, with later rear outshut. It was built with good quality scantling timbers and good detailing, such as queen strut trusses set on a cambered tie-beam, as well as chamfer stops in the ground floor spine beams.  Sooting is present on some rafters, but maybe this is from the chimney rather than proving that this was an early hall house. Conclusion: a modest farmhouse of good quality, of possible mid 16th century date, which survived as a cottage.

Grid Reference: SU700819
Parish: Rotherfield Peppard
Surveyed in: 1993
Report written by: Ruth Gibson
Sort key: KIN-COL-OLD