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Lady Brown's Cottages, Trowbridge

Description: Lady Brown's Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 314105

OS Grid Reference: ST8595157920
OS Grid Coordinates: 385951, 157920
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3202, -2.2030

Location: 13 Polebarn Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 7EG

Locality: Trowbridge
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA14 7EG

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Listing Text

(South West Side)
Nos 1 to 5 (consec)
(Lady Brown's Cottages)
ST 8557 7/336

1899 by A. S. Goodridge of Bath. A pair of single storey Tudor style picturesque
almshouses, originally 3 per block. Snecked rubble with timber and brick infil
to gables of Nos 1 and 2 and tile hung gables to Nos 3, 4 and 5. 2 gables to each
front. 7 tall chimneys per cottage block, paired octagonal shafts with coed capping
and stepped bases, square pantile roofs with crested ridges. The plan and elevations
are symmetrical. The main ridge has a pair of cross ridges to centre and 2 lower
hipped gables to angled corners; the roof returned across main gables and form
turret at rear of each block. Porches centre and at sides. Corners angled with
3 light mullion and transom windows having decorative leadwork in upper lights.
A pair of similar windows to centre. 4 tablets in walls - 2 with religious sentiments,
1 with coat of arms and 1 with memorial tablet. The doors retain the original
painted house-names: Oleander Cottage, Hyathinthe Cottage, Jasmine Cottage and
Cedar Cottage, Cypress Cottage, Olive Cottage.

Rosefield Cottage and wall, Rosefield and Homefield with gatepiers and gates, wall
between Rosefield and Police Station form a group with Nos 1 to 15 (consec)

Listing NGR: ST8595157920

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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