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Stoneleigh Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Freshford, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3401 / 51°20'24"N

Longitude: -2.3049 / 2°18'17"W

OS Eastings: 378854

OS Northings: 160161

OS Grid: ST788601

Mapcode National: GBR 0QZ.S3D

Mapcode Global: VH96V.0LB0

Entry Name: Stoneleigh Cottage

Listing Date: 10 January 2019

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1458545

Location: Freshford, Bath and North East Somerset, BA2

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Freshford

Built-Up Area: Limpley Stoke

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset


An early-C19 cottage.


An early-C19 cottage.

MATERIALS: Ashlar limestone with slate gambrel roof.

PLAN: The building is rectangular on plan with a flying freehold to the south-west, contained under neighbouring Spring Cottage.

EXTERIOR: The building is of two bays and two storeys, with a single attic dormer above. The gambrel slate roof is steeply pitched, with a stone chimney stack at its centre. The principal façade (south-east) at ground floor level has a C20 wooden door to the left and a six-over-six pane horned sash window to the right. There are two further six-over-six horned sashes at first-floor level, with a plat band below. All of the sash windows appear to be of late-C19 date, with the exception of the six-over-six sash in the attic dormer, which may be earlier. The building extends to the left of the entrance door to create a flying freehold with the neighbouring building; there is a vent in this section of the building, within a stone surround, but no further windows.

INTERIOR: Not inspected.


Stoneleigh Cottage is shown on the tithe map of 1838 and is one of a row of early-C19 cottages on Church Hill. Stoneleigh Cottage is smaller in size than its neighbour, now named Stoneleigh, being only of two storeys rather than three. The tithe map also shows an outbuilding, which is likely to be a stable range, to the rear of Stoneleigh Cottage.

The stable range, to the rear of Stoneleigh Cottage, was extended in the mid-C19. From the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1887 it is not clear whether the extension is an entirely separate dwelling or partly an extension to Stoneleigh Cottage. By the mid-C20 the range to the rear of Stoneleigh Cottage was in separate ownership with Stoneleigh Cottage retaining its original footprint but having been extended to the south-west at ground floor level with neighbouring Spring Cottage above to create a flying freehold.

Reasons for Listing

Stoneleigh Cottage, Freshford, an early-C19 cottage is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Architectural interest:
* as a legible example of one of a group of early-C19 cottages with ashlar stone façade, gambrel roof and late-C19 windows.

Historic interest:
* as an early-C19 cottage which appears to survive largely intact.

Group value:
* the building forms a strong group with the other cottages on Church Hill (all listed Grade II).

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