Description: Dial Cottage
Date Listed: 27 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303253
OS Grid Reference: NZ2747270427
OS Grid Coordinates: 427472, 570427
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0276, -1.5718
LONGBENTON GREAT LIME ROAD (north side)
NZ 27 SE
3/8 No. 108 (Dial Cottage)
(formerly listed in
Paradise Row, Great Lime
3 houses, now one residence. Late c18/early Cl9. 2 builds: earlier build sandstone
rubble with quoins; later build at left of coursed squared sandstone with quoins;
pantiled roofs with rendered chimneys. One storey and attics, 2 and 4 bays.
Renewed door in second bay; blocked doors in bays 3 and 6. Flat stone lintels
to doors, to renewed sash windows with projecting stone sills and to 2 half-
dormers. Sundial dated 1816 set at slight angle above door and memorial tablet
to George Stephenson who lived here 1803-15 and is said to have made the sundial;
he built his first locomotive (Blucher) at the adjacent colliery wagon shops and,
on July 25th 1814, it was placed on the nearby wagonway, according to the
inscription above the door.
Listing NGR: NZ2747270427
Source: English Heritage
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