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Lea Cottage, Lea Lane, Ulverscroft (Grade II)

Geo: 52.7002, -1.2646
Date ListedWed 1st June, 1966
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressLea Cottage Lea Lane Ulverscroft LE67 9PT
GradeGrade II
Grid ReferenceSK4979511647
LBS189184
Volume, Map, Item286, 2, 128
ParishUlverscroft
WardForest Bradgate
DescriptionHouse of 1898 with additions of c1972. By Ernest Gimson for half brother Mentor Gimson with supervision of building by Detmar Blow. Whitewashed slate and granite rubble stone with stone dressings, and thatch roof with rubble stone ridge, side and end stacks. 1« and 2 storeys in Gimson?s traditional style. Entrance now to rear with C20 porch between two projecting wings: that to left an extension of original cross wing and that to right raised from 1 to 1« storeys by dormers in roof. Windows are stone mullioned with leaded light casements. Glazed porch has 3 light casement to right with 2 light and 1 light over. On end of left wing a bay window with 3 light casement over. On return front of right wing two 3 light casements and door with two 2 light dormers over. 2 light dormer on end. On right side by road a 3 light casement, 2 light dormer and 3 fixed 1 lights. On left side a massive stack to left with 1st floor 2 light casement in angle by it, central tall mullion and transom window with 2 light casement over and 4 light with 2 light over in C20 extension. Original front, now rear, has gabled cross wing to right with 4 light casement and 3 light over. Square C20 sun room in return with original front door within and 3 light casement to left with 2 light dormer over. Some original woodwork, beams and beam bookcases inside. House has remained in Gimson family.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.

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