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The Cottage, Birstall

Description: The Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 189508

OS Grid Reference: SK5951308834
OS Grid Coordinates: 459513, 308834
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6740, -1.1213

Location: 228 Birstall Road, Birstall, Leicestershire LE4 4EA

Locality: Birstall
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE4 4EA

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Listing Text



5/44 The Cottage


House, formerly 2 dwellings, now one consisting of 2 parallel and linked ranges
of various dates. The earliest part is incorporated in the front (east) range
and is C16: a cruck framed building with tall cruck visible in the gable
wall, and another within. Swithland slate roof. The front elevation has a high
rubble plinth with square panelled timber framing in the 2 left-hand bays,
closer studding to right. 2 3-light casement windows to ground floor. 2 gabled
dormers above. Rear outshut, and to the left a later (C18) section, brick with
Swithland slate roof, 2 casement windows of 2 and 3 lights to each floor, the
lower openings with cambered brick heads. Dentilled eaves cornice. Gable wall
partially built of rubble. Rear range is 3-storeyed. The lower 2 storeys are
C18 and painted rubble, the upper a C19 heightening in brick. 3 bays, with
central doorway and sash windows with cambered brick heads. Inside this section,
various chamfered spine beams on 1st 2 floors. In the older part, in addition
to the 2 pairs of crucks and the main ceiling beams are various fine C18 fireplaces
one of which, with amarble bolection moulded surround and hob grate, came
from the now demolished Wanlip Hall.

Listing NGR: SK5951308834

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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