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Description: Lizzie's Cottage and the Vale Cottage
Date Listed: 11 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 250791
OS Grid Reference: SU3055489307
OS Grid Coordinates: 430554, 189307
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6018, -1.5602
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541/11/166 HIGH STREET
11-DEC-85 (West side)
Lizzie's Cottage and The Vale Cottage
(Formerly listed as:
THE VALE COTTAGE)
(Formerly listed as:
Two houses. Right part: Lizzie's Cottage C17; left part: The Vale Cottage presumably circa 1747 as a detached datestone of that date was found in the garden.
MATERIALS: Chalk rubble brought to course (Lizzie's Cottage); chalk ashlar (The Vale Cottage); thatched roofs, brick stacks.
EXTERIOR: Two-unit plans, two storey, four window range. Off centre early-C19 four-panelled door to Lizzie's Cottage; central mid-C19 four-panelled door to The Vale Cottage has decorative iron porch. C20 casements with label moulds to ground floor, C18 three-light leaded casements to first floor of Lizzie's Cottage: wedged and centred chalk lintels with raised keys over mid-C19 three-light casements to The Vale Cottage. Gabled roofs; end stacks and one central ridge stack. Brick and tile gabled extension of circa 1850 to rear of The Vale Cottage.
INTERIOR: The Vale Cottage: C18 fireplace with wooden bressumer to left, marble fireplace circa 1850 with acanthus leaf brackets to mantleshelf to right. Until circa 1850, The Vale Cottage was two cottages, there being a blocked door to the left of the present entry. Interior of Lizzie's Cottage not inspected.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: Lizzie's Cottage and The Vale Cottage, High Street, Uffington are listed for the following principal reason:
* Architectural interest: a good example of C17 vernacular architecture.
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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