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The Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Birstall, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.674 / 52°40'26"N

Longitude: -1.1213 / 1°7'16"W

OS Eastings: 459513

OS Northings: 308834

OS Grid: SK595088

Mapcode National: GBR FK3.DB

Mapcode Global: WHDJB.R18X

Plus Code: 9C4WMVFH+HF

Entry Name: The Cottage

Listing Date: 1 June 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307463

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189508

Location: Birstall, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE4

County: Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Birstall

Built-Up Area: Birstall

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Birstall St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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House, formerly 2 dwellings, now one consisting of 2 parallel and linked ranges
of various dates. The earliest part is incorporated in the front (east) range
and is C16: a cruck framed building with tall cruck visible in the gable
wall, and another within. Swithland slate roof. The front elevation has a high
rubble plinth with square panelled timber framing in the 2 left-hand bays,
closer studding to right. 2 3-light casement windows to ground floor. 2 gabled
dormers above. Rear outshut, and to the left a later (C18) section, brick with
Swithland slate roof, 2 casement windows of 2 and 3 lights to each floor, the
lower openings with cambered brick heads. Dentilled eaves cornice. Gable wall
partially built of rubble. Rear range is 3-storeyed. The lower 2 storeys are
C18 and painted rubble, the upper a C19 heightening in brick. 3 bays, with
central doorway and sash windows with cambered brick heads. Inside this section,
various chamfered spine beams on 1st 2 floors. In the older part, in addition
to the 2 pairs of crucks and the main ceiling beams are various fine C18 fireplaces
one of which, with amarble bolection moulded surround and hob grate, came
from the now demolished Wanlip Hall.

Listing NGR: SK5951308834

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