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Shakespeare Cottage, Alrewas

Description: Shakespeare Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 272515

OS Grid Reference: SK1727014996
OS Grid Coordinates: 417270, 314996
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7323, -1.7457

Location: Main Street, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AE

Locality: Alrewas
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE13 7AE

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

(South Side)

9/29 No's 78,78a,80,82
9.3.53 (Shakespeare Cottage)
(Nos 78 and 80
previously listed)

The address and the description shall be amended to read:-

(South Side)
9/29 No's 78,78a,80,82 and
9.3.53 84 (Shakespeare Cottage)
(Nos 78 and 80
previously listed)

The last two sentences of the description shall be amended to

" C19 extension: remodelled C20: 2 storeys with thatched roof:
square-headed casements with glazing bars; glazed doors; eyebrow
dormers. Interior of timber-framed part not inspected,"


SK 1615-1715 ALREWAS C.P. MAIN STREET (South side)

9/29 No.'s 78, 78a, 80 and 82
9.3.53 (Shakespeare Cottage)
(Nos 78 and 80 previously listed)

House now divided. C17. Timber framed; thatched roof with patterned
ridge; brick off-ridge stacks. Originally L-shaped; single-bay hall
range aligned east-west facing north and 2-bay crosswing aligned north-
south, extended by a single bay to the south, early to mid-C19. North
elevation: 2 storeys, hall range to left, 3 square panels to eaves
with straight braces, projecting gabled crosswing to the right, 2 tall
rectangular panels to eaves with herringbone bracing to first floor and
to gable, collar and tie beam roof truss supporting a single pair of
purlins and a ridge piece; irregular fenestration, casements; lean-to
porch to the left with door to the left hand end; left hand (east) gable
end roof truss has V-struts above the collar, one pair of purlins and
ridge piece. West elevation: C17 wing to the left, C19 extension to
the right. C17 wing: left hand bay has closely spaced studs with middle
rail and blocked C17 windows to left of centre and right; right hand bay
has 3 roughly square panels to eaves, irregular fenestration, door to left.
C19 extension: 2 storeys with slate roof; casements with segmental heads
to the right, door with segmental head to the left. Interior not inspected
but likely to be of interest.

Listing NGR: SK1727014996

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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