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Description: Nightingale Cottages
Date Listed: 27 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 309419
OS Grid Reference: SP2364691932
OS Grid Coordinates: 423646, 291932
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5248, -1.6529
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NETHER WHITACRE TAMWORTH ROAD
SP29SW (South side)
5/105 Nightingale Cottages
House, now divided into 2 dwellings. Probably early C17 with later C17
extensions including a porch dated T.H. 1663. Timber-framed with brick infill
panels; plain-tile roof; brick integral end stack to hall range and sandstone
lateral external stack to cross-wing with 2 lozenge shaped brick shafts. Hall
range aligned east-west facing north with cross-wing to the east, it's end walls
flush with the side walls of the hall range. The latter was extended to the west
in the later C17. 2-storey main range with gabled cross-wing to the left of 2
storeys and attic. 5-window front: mainly late C19/early C20 casements,
irregularly spaced. The early C17 part of the house to the left has 4 tiers of
square panels up to eaves level, and the cross-wing has double collar roof truss
with V-struts above the upper collar and vertical struts below both, and a
cambered tie beam. The later C17 extension to the right also has 4 tiers of
panels but these are larger and wider. There are 2 types of braces, those to the
cross-wing are curved whereas the others occupy the corners of the panels like
brackets. Gabled porch to left of centre with V-struts in the gable. Exposed
queen strut roof truss in the right hand gable with one pair of purlins and a
Listing NGR: SP2364691932
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Source: English Heritage
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