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Description: Sunny Bank Cottage
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 148586
OS Grid Reference: SO9592437660
OS Grid Coordinates: 395924, 237660
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0373, -2.0608
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OVERBURY CP -
SO 9437 - 9537
9/133 Sunny Bank Cottage
House. Probably late C18, altered and extended in 1902 by Ernest Newton
for Richard Biddulph Martin. Coursed dressed limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings; slate roof with gable-end parapets and handmade brick end stacks.
Two storeys and attic with half-dormers and moulded eaves cornice. Three
bays; outer bays have 16-pane sashes on both main floors and above are gabled
half-dormers which have parapets with kneelers and 9-pane sashes. There is a
central first floor round-headed sash window with a moulded keyblock. Beneath
it is the main entrance which has a moulded flat stone canopy on consoles and
a round-headed doorway in which has been inserted a partly-glazed door with
a cambered head and a segmental panel above. An out building converted in 1902
to form a small extension projects to the north-east side. Its walls have been
raised in height in ashlar and it has a shone tiled roof laid in diminishing
courses and an ashlar ridge.end stack with two shafts. Single storey and attic
with dormers. Two bays. Ground floor has two 12-pane sashes and a rectangular
leaded light and there are two gabled dormers with 2-light leaded casements.
In the angle with the main part is a 4-panelled door and a small attic window.
The name of the house and the date of the alterations are inscribed at the
upper left corner at the front of the wing. Interior has a dog-leg staircase
with c1902 balustrading of decorative openwork panels. [cf staircase at
Northlands House (qv) and the gate panels at The Red House and flanking walls (qv)
(qv)]. Ground floor of main range has limestone flags. (Newton, W G: The Life
and Works of Ernest Newton, London, 1925).
Listing NGR: SO9592437660
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Source: English Heritage
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