Description: 8, Lumber Lane
Date Listed: 22 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 234561
OS Grid Reference: SP7199445442
OS Grid Coordinates: 471994, 245442
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1026, -0.9503
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PAULERSPURY LUMBER LANE
SP7145 (North side)
Cottage. Early C18.
MATERIALS: Coursed limestone rubble, with a corrugated asbestos roof.
PLAN: 2-unit plan.
EXTERIOR: A 2-storey, 2-window range with a central C20 door in a C20 gabled stone porch, flanked by 3-light C20 casement windows. There are 2-light C20 casements to the first floor, and timber lintels to the ground floor windows on the rear elevation. The roof has C20 purlins and brick end stacks; that to the right is large and with old coupled square chimneys. There is a C20 brick single-storey extension to the left.
INTERIOR: Features of interest include chamfered spine beams and an open fireplace with an ogee stop-chamfered cambered bressumer and a bread oven.
HISTORY: 8 Lumber Lane, also known as Briary Cottage, was built in the early C18. In 1919 it was the home of George Leonard Edwards, a bus operator who pioneered the bus service from Paulerspury to Northampton. A photograph of Mr Edwards outside his home in 1919 shows the cottage with a thatched roof. Alterations were carried out to the cottage in 1977, and a brick extension was built.
Roger M. Warwick, Bygone Buses of Northamptonshire. No. 2: G.L. Edwards, Paulerspury (R.M. Warwick, 1982).
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION:
8 Lumber Lane is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reason:
* It is an early C18 cottage with a significant degree of survival of original fabric, including stone walls, fireplace with bressumer and bread oven, chamfered spine beams and joists on two levels, internal partitioning and oak flooring.
Listing NGR: SP7199445442
Source: English Heritage
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