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Rose Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Cradley, Herefordshire,

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Latitude: 52.1379 / 52°8'16"N

Longitude: -2.3542 / 2°21'15"W

OS Eastings: 375854

OS Northings: 248904

OS Grid: SO758489

Mapcode National: GBR 0F6.ZKN

Mapcode Global: VH92Y.4JSF

Plus Code: 9C4V4JQW+58

Entry Name: Rose Cottage

Listing Date: 12 April 1973

Last Amended: 10 February 2020

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1082310

English Heritage Legacy ID: 151107

Location: Cradley, County of Herefordshire, WR13

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Cradley

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Storridge

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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A late-C17 or early C18 timber-framed cottage with later additions.


A late-C17/ early-C18 cottage with late-C19 and C20 additions and alterations, arranged as two dwellings.

MATERIALS: Rose Cottage is constructed of oak timber frame of square panels with later brick infill in stretcher bond. The principal door is of timber but all other doors and windows are late-C20 uPVC. The roof is covered in clay tiles.

PLAN: a two-unit plan and of two storeys on a north-east/ south-west orientation. The cottage has a central oak framed partition wall to each floor and a central stair. The building has been extended to the west, north-west and north-east with two-storey and single-storey brick ranges and glass lean-tos, which are not of special interest.

EXTERIOR: the main elevation faces south-east to the garden and has two brick bays to the left with a central plank door in a timber frame. The brick front has an exposed timber post at first floor level to each end and the brickwork to the ground floor is set slightly forward from the courses to the upper storey. The late-C19 and mid-C20 two-storey range to the right is not of special interest. To the left flank, the timber-framed south-west gable end wall of Rose Cottage has partly-exposed framing and an external brick chimney breast.

INTERIOR: the cottage has exposed framing to the spine and rear walls. To the north ground-floor room there is an exposed cross beam set within the plastered ceiling and is engaged with the mid-rail in the rear wall. At the north end of the room is a fireplace with covered lintel in a large chimney breast. The ground floor is laid with clay bricks. The end walls appear to be largely rebuilt in brick. To the south room is a C19 timber stair. The front wall to each first-floor bedroom has an exposed wall plate. The south bedroom is ceiled. The roof has C17 oak trusses and rafters with a C20 ridge piece. There are plank doors with historic hinges and catches.


Rose Cottage is of late-C17 of early-C18 date and stands in the rural hamlet of Crumpton Hill with other dwellings of a similar date and later arranged along the road in both directions. A building, rectangular on plan, is shown on the site on the Cradley Tithe Map of 1839 at which time it was under the ownership and occupation of Richard Garbutt. The cottage was extended during the C19 and C20 and is shown as three separate dwellings on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map (1904). By the mid-C20 the building is arranged as two dwellings known as Rose Cottage and South View, and had been extended at the north end in 1950. In 2019 the buildings stand vacant.

Reasons for Listing

Rose Cottage, Crumpton Hill Road, Storridge, a C17 cottage, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Architectural interest:

*     as a well-preserved example of a C17 dwelling of modest design;
*     features of note include the timber-framed partition wall subdividing the building to both storeys, some historic joinery including doors and the partially covered inglenook fireplace to the north-east wall.

Historic interest:

*     the cottage is a good representative example of the vernacular timber-framing traditions of the region.

Group value:

*     a number of other buildings of similar date and construction type stand along Crumpton Hill Road, some of which are also listed at Grade II.

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