Description: Little Jane's
Date Listed: 14 February 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 310135
OS Grid Reference: SZ6055186820
OS Grid Coordinates: 460551, 86820
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6779, -1.1444
SZ6087 MALL ROAD (West side)
1352-0/7/95 Little Jane's
Cottage. Late C17 or early C18. 2 bay end chimneystack cottage
altered and extended in C20. Marked AD 1547. Built of random
rubble with red brick quoins and dressings and half-hipped
thatched roof. 1 storey and attics. 2 windows 2 triple C19
casements with leaded lights but in original wooden mullioned
surrounds. Wooden door surround and top opening plank door.
Hipped thatched porch of c1920 on rustic supports. Right-hand
side has C20 painted brick extension with thatched roof .
Left-hand side has c1912 painted brick lean-to with tiled
Interior has inglenook fireplace with chamfered wooden
bressumer with stops and chamfered joists with run out stops.
Iron hooks for climbing up the chimney. The spine beam, which
is stopped in 2 places shows the ground floor originally
consisted of 2 rooms. C18 winder staircase and roof with
staggererd purlins, chamfered with run out stops at the ends.
This was the home of Jane Squibb, known as 'Little Jane', who
died of consumption here aged 15 and was immortalized for her
piety in 'Annals of the Poor' by the Rev Legh Richmond, Curate
of Brading between 1797 and 1805. -
Listing NGR: SZ6055186820
Source: English Heritage
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