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Oak Tree Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Bardsey, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8822 / 53°52'55"N

Longitude: -1.448 / 1°26'52"W

OS Eastings: 436385

OS Northings: 443032

OS Grid: SE363430

Mapcode National: GBR LRBK.92

Mapcode Global: WHDB5.QPP5

Entry Name: Oak Tree Cottage

Listing Date: 22 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135655

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342132

Location: Bardsey cum Rigton, Leeds, LS17

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Bardsey cum Rigton

Built-Up Area: Bardsey

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bardsey All Hallows

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE34SE LS17 (west side)

Oak Tree Cottage


House. Late C16 with early C19 alteration and extension. Rendered and
pebble-dashed rubble walls, exposed timber-frame to south front, C20 brown
tile roof but thatched originally. 2 cells with central through-passage.
2 storeys. 3 bays, central bay narrower. Central doorway has moulded wood
architrave with, to right, jamb posts to either side on padstones. To left,
cruciform wooden casement window; to right, wide Yorkshire sash. Smaller
Yorkshire sashes to 1st floor. 1st-floor timbering: mid-rail, wall-plate,
4 posts with straight braces and close-studded wall. The studs are pegged
and jointed to rail and plate and halved over the braces and taper off.
The left-hand 2 bays are lower than right-hand bay, perhaps indicating a
difference in floor heights originally. Ridge stack at junction of 1st and
2nd cells. Rear: later added cell to rear of 2nd cell has parallel roof.
1st cell has window with projecting sill and ½ dormer above. Right-hand
return has single Yorkshire sash with 2 windows above and small windows
above them, one circular, one rectangular. Added cell has doorway with
wooden surround and 1st-floor canted-bay windows.

Interior: much of the timbering survives: former bressumer with stop-chamfers
supported either end by posts on padstones. Posts have jowelled heads and
are braced to wall-plate. On 1st floor rear wall of 2nd cell, at junction
with later addition, has surviving close-studded wall.

In the C19 this was a tobacconist's shop and formerly had a notice over the
front door saying "Here lives Nathaniel Clough
A seller of tobacco
And very fine snuff".
The exposed timber framing is a rare survival in this region.
RCHM (England) report.

Listing NGR: SE3638543032

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

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