Oak Cottage in 1915 Oak Cottage in 20017
These two pictures show Oak Cottage in Lower Froyle. The left hand picture was taken for the Sale Brochure of 1915 and the modern picture was taken in March 2007. The visible changes are:-
  • The porch has been rebuilt and extended.
  • The fence facing the road has been removed.
  • Whilst not totally clear in the 2007 photograph (lens not quite so wide), it seems that some of the front garden has been lost when the road was made up.

The cottage was Grade 2 Listed in May 1985. English Heritage gives the following information:-
Oak Cottage II House. C17. Brick and tile. Symmetrical front (east) of 2 storeys, 3 windows (centre filled). ½-hipped roof, eaves cornice now cemented. Red brickwork in Flemish bond, rubbed flat arches, 1st floor bond (deepended to meet the top of the flat arches), high plinth on rubble stone base. Leaded casements. C20 wood porch, with a shingled roof. A rear extension at the north side has an exposed timber frame bricknogged, with irregular openings, The angle at the rear is filled with a C20 extension, of matching fern and materials.
Information from English Heritage, Images of England