The Cottage, School Lane, Birstall (Grade II)

Geo: 52.6739, -1.1213
Date ListedWed 1st June, 1966
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressThe Cottage School Lane Birstall LE4 4EA
GradeGrade II
Grid ReferenceSK5951308834
Volume, Map, Item285, 5, 44
WardBirstall Watermead
Conservation AreaBirstall

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 crack framed building with 1 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. Two 3 light casement windows to ground floor. Two 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 first two floors. In the older part, in addition to the two pairs of crucks and the main ceiling beams are various fine C18 fireplaces one of which, with a marble bolection moulded surround and hob grate, came from the now demolished Wanlip Hall.

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.