Golden Cottage
Golden Cottage 1915

Golden Cottage 2008

The left hand picture was taken in 1915 - the modern picture was taken in February 2008. The angle is slightly different as the old photograph was taken with a plate camera and the modern one with an SLR with eye level viewfinder.
There is little change to the building - although it has been rendered and painted. Likewise, there are few external changes.
  • An extension has been added (towards the camera).
  • The wall has been cut down a little and the entrnance by the cottage filled in.
  • The chimney stack has been cut down to roof level.
  • A dormer window has been added overlooking the road.
  • The road has been surfaced.
  • The gate to the right is still there, but is not shown in the 2008 picture.
  • The chimney stack on the house in the right of the 1915 picture has been removed - possibily when the area around the Lower Froyle Stores was re-developed in the 1920s.

The cottage was Grade 2 Listed in September 1982. English Heritage gives the following information:-
Golden Cottage 07/09/82 II Cottage. C17, with some C18 cladding, and C20 outshots. Timber frame, with a thatched roof. 1 storey and attic, irregular fenestration. ½-hipped roof, 1 eyebrow dormer, tiled roof to the outshots. Frame exposed at the east and west end gables (tile hung to the 1st floor at the west), painted brick infill and south wall, red brickwork to the outshots. Casements,1 oriel. Entrance at the rear.
Information from English Heritage, Images of England

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