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Description: Stoneywell Cottage
Date Listed: 1 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 189187
OS Grid Reference: SK4978711788
OS Grid Coordinates: 449787, 311788
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7015, -1.2646
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ULVERSCROFT LEA LANE (North side)
SK 41 SE
2/131 Stoneywell Cottage
House of 1899, by Ernest Gimson for elder brother Sydney Gimson with
supervision of building by Detmar Blow. Granite and slate rubble stone
with original thatch roof Swithland slated by Humphrey Gimson in 1939
after fire. 1½ and 2 storeys of casements on curving plan following
line of rocky outcrop behind. Irregular composition with 2 massive
rubble stone stacks to front. Central door with G 1899 in slate lintel
over. 1-light casement in gable above. 3-light to left and 9-pane
window to right. A 2-light dormer over both. Above right a 2-light
casement in small roof gable of 1939. Stack on diagonal to right with
1-light and 2-light further right with 2 light dormer over. To left of
central section a 1-light dormer with stack with fixed 1-light. A
2-light casement and a fixed 1-light on left end. On right end a partly
blocked doorway with 3-light, door and 3-light in gable. Rear has from
left a 2-light dormer; a gabled section with 8/8 sash and 1-light
casement to left with 2-light over and 1-light above; a rounded staircase
section with fixed 1-light, 2 2-lights and fixed 1-light with 2-light dormer;
and to right a 3-light casement with 2-light over. Lead guttering by
Humphrey Gimson decorated with motif derived from Ernest Gimson. Door
leads into Dining Room, formerly Kitchen, with slate slabs to floor and
over fireplace. 4 slate steps lead up left to Sitting Room and slate
spiral staircase. Four oak steps further within Sitting Room. Inglenook
recess in Sitting Room with slate slab over fireplace. Much original
woodwork: a fine interior. House has remained in Gimson family.
Listing NGR: SK4978711788
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Source: English Heritage
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