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Stoneywell Cottage, Lea Lane, Ulverscroft (Grade II*)

Geo: 52.7015, -1.2647
Date ListedWed 1st June, 1966
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressStoneywell Cottage Lea Lane Ulverscroft LE67 9PT
GradeGrade II*
Grid ReferenceSK4978711788
LBS189187
Volume, Map, Item286, 2, 131
ParishUlverscroft
WardForest Bradgate
DescriptionHouse of 1899, by Ernest Gimson for elder brother Sydney Gimson with supervision of building by Detmar Blow. Granite and slate rubble stone with original thatch roof Swithland slated by Humphrey Gimson in 1939 after fire. 1« and 2 storeys of casements on curving plan following line of rocky outcrop behind. Irregular composition with two massive rubble stone stacks to front. Central door with G1899 in slate lintel over. 1 light casement in gable above. 3 light to left and 9 pane window to right. A 2 light dormer over both. Above right a 2 light casement in small roof gable in 1939. Stack on diagonal to right with 1 light and 2 light further right with 2 light dormer over. To left of central section a 1 light dormer with stack with fixed 1 light. A 2 light casement and a fixed 1 light on left end. On right end a partly blocked doorway with 3 light, door and 3 light in gable. Rear has from left a 2 light dormer; a gabled section with 8/8 sash and 1 light casement to left with 2 light over and 1 light above; a rounded staircase section with fixed 1 light, two 2 lights and fixed 1 light with 2 light dormer; and to right a 3 light casement with 2 light over. Lead guttering by Humphrey Gimson decorated with motif derived from Ernest Gimson. Door leads into Dining Room, formerly kitchen, with slate slabs to floor and over fireplace. 4 slate steps lead up left to sitting room and slate spiral staircase. Four oak steps further within Sitting Room. Inglenook recess in Sitting Room with slate slab over fireplace. Much original woodwork: a fine interior. 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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