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Lizzie's Cottage and the Vale Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Uffington, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6018 / 51°36'6"N

Longitude: -1.5602 / 1°33'36"W

OS Eastings: 430554

OS Northings: 189307

OS Grid: SU305893

Mapcode National: GBR 5WH.GCR

Mapcode Global: VHC0S.XZ1Y

Entry Name: Lizzie's Cottage and the Vale Cottage

Listing Date: 11 December 1985

Last Amended: 29 March 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368385

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250791

Location: Uffington, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, SN7

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Uffington

Built-Up Area: Uffington (Vale of White Horse

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Uffington

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


541/11/166 HIGH STREET
11-DEC-85 (West side)
Lizzie's Cottage and The Vale Cottage

(Formerly listed as:
(Formerly listed as:

Two houses. Right part: Lizzie's Cottage C17; left part: The Vale Cottage presumably circa 1747 as a detached datestone of that date was found in the garden.

MATERIALS: Chalk rubble brought to course (Lizzie's Cottage); chalk ashlar (The Vale Cottage); thatched roofs, brick stacks.

EXTERIOR: Two-unit plans, two storey, four window range. Off centre early-C19 four-panelled door to Lizzie's Cottage; central mid-C19 four-panelled door to The Vale Cottage has decorative iron porch. C20 casements with label moulds to ground floor, C18 three-light leaded casements to first floor of Lizzie's Cottage: wedged and centred chalk lintels with raised keys over mid-C19 three-light casements to The Vale Cottage. Gabled roofs; end stacks and one central ridge stack. Brick and tile gabled extension of circa 1850 to rear of The Vale Cottage.

INTERIOR: The Vale Cottage: C18 fireplace with wooden bressumer to left, marble fireplace circa 1850 with acanthus leaf brackets to mantleshelf to right. Until circa 1850, The Vale Cottage was two cottages, there being a blocked door to the left of the present entry. Interior of Lizzie's Cottage not inspected.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: Lizzie's Cottage and The Vale Cottage, High Street, Uffington are listed for the following principal reason:
* Architectural interest: a good example of C17 vernacular architecture.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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