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Lea Cottage, Ulverscroft

Description: Lea Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 189184

OS Grid Reference: SK4979511647
OS Grid Coordinates: 449795, 311647
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7002, -1.2645

Location: Lea Lane, Markfield LE67 9PT

Locality: Ulverscroft
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE67 9PT

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Listing Text

SK 41 SE
2/128 Lea Cottage
House of 1898 with additions of c1972. By Ernest Gimson for half-brother
Mentor Gimson with supervision of building by Detmar Blow. Whitewashed
slate and granite rubble stone with stone dressings, and thatch roof with
rubble stone ridge,side and end stacks. 1½ and 2 storeys in Gimson's
traditional style. Entrance now to rear with C20 porch between 2 projecting
wings: that to left an extension of original cross wing and that to right
raised from 1 to 1½ storeys by dormers in roof. Windows are stone
mullioned with leaded light casements. Glazed porch has 3-light casement
to right with 2-light and 1-light over. On end of left wing a bay window
with 3-light casement over. On return front of right wing 2 3-light
casements and door with 2 2-light dormers over. 2-light dormer on end.
On right side by road a 3-light casement, 2-light dormer and 3 fixed 1-
lights. On left side a massive stack to left with 1st floor 2-light
casement in angle by it, central tall mullion and transom window with
2-light casement over and 4-light with 2-light over in C20 extension. Original
front, now rear, has gabled cross wing to right with 4-light casement and
3-light over. Square C20 sun-room in return with original front door
within and 3-light casement to left with 2-light dormer over. Some
original woodwork, beams, and beam-bookcases inside. House has remained
in Gimson family.

Listing NGR: SK4979511647

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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