Description: Tollgate Cottage
Date Listed: 11 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 309052
OS Grid Reference: SP2671291282
OS Grid Coordinates: 426712, 291282
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5188, -1.6078
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OVER WHITACRE NUNEATON ROAD
SP29SE (East side)
3/147 Tollgate Cottage
11/11/52 (Formerly listed as Monwode
Turnpike cottage. 1769 with early C19 addition to north end. Coursed sandstone,
sandstone dressings, sandstone rubble and brick. Blue/black plain-tile roof with
parapet gable ends. Strawberry Hill Gothic style. On the front a shaped gable
with coping enriched with running foliate ornament and surmounted by a crocketed
finial. Square, single cell plan. Band between 2 storeys. At first floor an
oculus with quatrefoil in the shaped gable. The doorway, now blocked, in an ogee
arch is flanked by 2 single lights with cinquefoil heads in 2-centred archs.
Similar coupled and single-light windows in the south side wall. The rear wall
has a stack which is now internal. Addition made to north end. This is indicated
by a straight joint in the stone work. Sandstone and brick. 2 storeys. One
ground floor window has 3 lights with intersecting glazing bars in 4-centred
arch. Interior: The ground and first floors both have brick lined groin
vaulting. The date and initials are scratched on a brick at first floor. The
road was turnpiked in 1762.
Listing NGR: SP2671291282
Source: English Heritage
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