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Description: Lock Cottage
Date Listed: 18 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 125726
OS Grid Reference: SO7133626682
OS Grid Coordinates: 371336, 226681
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9379, -2.4183
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SO 72 NW OXENHALL -
3/189 Lock Cottage
House: probably early C19, for the Herefordshire and
Gloucestershire Canal. English-bond brickwork, slate roof.
Three-window, 1 room deep, 2-storey, with single-storey extension
on left. Pilaster buttresses, one brick wide, rise ground to
eaves either side windows and doors, widening at window sill and
lintel level on ground floor, lintel level only first floor.
Buttresses wider each side front door, without widening at sill
level. Central door, plywood finish, covered simple gabled timber
porch, corrugated-iron roof. Six-pane sash windows each side,
ground floor, stone sill and lintel. Four-pane wide sashes first
floor, with blind window in centre, stone sills and lintels.
Moulded brick course at eaves, forms string course across gable.
Flat wide soffit to eaves, wide verge: small rear chimney. Ply
door with buttresses each side to right of centre in extension:
clipped eaves and verge. Sole surviving lock keeper's house in
area, on canal closed in 1880's for conversion to railway. (C.
Hadfield, The Canals of South Wales and the Border, 1960.)
Listing NGR: SO7133626682
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Source: English Heritage
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