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The Brake Cottage, Overbury

Description: The Brake Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 148561

OS Grid Reference: SO9557637266
OS Grid Coordinates: 395576, 237266
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0338, -2.0659

Location: Overbury, Worcestershire GL20 7NP

Locality: Overbury
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL20 7NP

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Listing Text

SO 9437 - 9537
9/108 The Brake Cottage
- II

Former engine and dynamo house, now house. 1898 by Richard Norman Shaw
for Robert Martin, and altered mid-C20. Coursed limestone rubble with
ashlar dressings, half-hipped slate roof with overhanging eaves. Rectangular
four-bay plan. Single storey and attic. West front elevation: two 4-light
chamfered mullioned ground floor windows with leaded casements; outer bays
have large timber lintels and beneath the left one is a 2-light casement and
a half-glazed door and beneath the right one a half-glazed panel and half-
glazed door (these are all mid-C20 insertions). At each end is a 5-light
chamfered mullioned attic window and on the half-hipped part of the roof is
a gabled louvred ventilation opening. There is a lean-to at the south gable
end with a 2-light casement and half-glazed door in its west side. Original
lean-to shed on cast iron posts and brackets with corrugated iron roof adjoins
rear elevation. (Saint, A: Richard Norman Shaw, London, 1976).

Listing NGR: SO9557637266

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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