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The Old Cottage Farmhouse, Skeffington

Description: The Old Cottage Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 190626

OS Grid Reference: SK7443802508
OS Grid Coordinates: 474438, 302508
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6153, -0.9020

Location: Main Street, Skeffington, Leicestershire LE7 9YB

Locality: Skeffington
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE7 9YB

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Listing Text


SK 70 SW MAIN STREET (East Side)

4/98 The Old Cottage Farmhouse



Cottage. Early Cl7 with early C18 extension to south, and C19 wing to rear.
Coursed ironstone rubble, the C18 extension has facade of brick with burnt
headers. Cruck framed,thatched roof throughout. 1½ storeyed, L plan. On the
front elevation -the original bay is to the left and contains a doorway and
2-light eyebrow dormer above. 1 3-light casement window with small panes and
some original glazing, with steep cambered brick arched head in the C18 brick
right hand bay. Coped gable to south, and gable wall partially re-built with
breeze blocks suggesting possible former mud wall. In the north wall rear
wing, 1 3-light casement window to each floor, the upper with small panes
and original glazing. C19 wing beyond, brick with Welsh slate roof. The rear
of the main range is entirely of ironstone rubble to ground floor, rendered
above. Doorway and new windows to ground floor. 2 swept dormers above. Projecting
right hand bay contains 3-light casement window to ground floor, and 2-light
dormer completely within the roof slope. 2 brick axial stacks.

Listing NGR: SK7443802508

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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