Description: Yew Tree Cottage
Date Listed: 14 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279582
OS Grid Reference: TM0346267522
OS Grid Coordinates: 603462, 267522
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2682, 0.9804
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WYVERSTONE MILL ROAD (NORTH SIDE)
TM 06 NW
4/126 Yew Tree Cottage
House, conceived as a folly/eyecatcher. 1831 for Rev. W.C. Steggall, altered
C20. Mixed timber frame, brick, flint and clay lump rubble, all rendered.
Thatched and pantiled roofs. Picturesque style. Cruciform plan; 2 storey
unequal octagon with 1 storey wings from 2 long sides. To left short end of
octagon a blocked entrance with a pedimental hoodboard, above a stone with a
crowned lion mask, probably from Westhorpe Hall, The Green, Westhorpe Civil
Parish (q.v.). On first floor a 2-light glazing bar flush frame casement with
date 1831 on lintel, pedimental hood. Canted returns have ground floor 2-
light casements with pedimental hoods. Opposite on right short end of octagon
a disused architraved boarded door with a pedimental hood, above another
reused stone from Westhorpe Hall, a 2-light casement with 'WCS' in lintel,
pedimental hood, canted returns as to left. Pyramidal thatched roof with
central axial white brick ridge stack. 1 storey wings have hipped pantiled
roofs, an entrance in a C20 porch to right, returns have casements with
pedimental hoods. Interior not inspected. Almost certainly designed to be
seen from the then new Rectory, now The Manor, Rectory Road (q.v.).
Listing NGR: TM0346267522
Source: English Heritage
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