OLD FOX COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1393137
Date first listed:
17-Feb-2009
Statutory Address:
OLD FOX COTTAGE, ABERFORD ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
OLD FOX COTTAGE, ABERFORD ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Bramham cum Oglethorpe
National Grid Reference:
SE 42701 42320

Reasons for Designation

Old Fox Cottage, Bramham, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * the house is a good example of a picturesque cottage of the early nineteenth century, displaying an eclectic mix of architectural styles and incorporating a high level of detailing * the house remains completely unaltered externally, with its footprint and all its features intact * it dates to the early part of the nineteenth century and therefore falls in to the period when most buildings are listed * its status in relation to Bowcliffe Hall, with which it is contemporary and which it was built to serve as a lodge, adds to its special interest.

Details

BRAMHAM CUM OGLETHORPE

1493/0/10003 ABERFORD ROAD 17-FEB-09 Bramham OLD FOX COTTAGE

GV II House, early C19, possibly by George Fowler Jones, constructed in Magnesian limestone ashlar with a slate roof, in a Tudor/Gothick style.

PLAN: it is symmetrical and square in plan, of two storeys plus basement, in 3 bays with a pyramidal roof. There are tall tripartite chimneys with moulded caps at the corners.

ELEVATIONS: The front has a 1st floor drip band and hollow-moulded cornice to an embattled parapet. The central entrance is approached up 9 steps leading to a shallow gabled porch with a moulded 2-centred arch protecting a similarly arched inner doorway with a studded door. The basement is chamfered, with mullioned 2-light windows. The entrance has a mullioned and transomed window with hoodmould to either side, with the same to the first floor and a 6-light mullioned and transomed window above the entrance. The first floor windows have round heads to the upper lights. The dressings of windows and door are in a paler stone than the main body of the house, and the windows have small panes within each light. Both return walls have a single 6-light window on each floor, matching those at the front. The rear is similar to the front apart from the porch, and has a stone plaque above the arched doorway inscribed DEUT/xx11.6. The rainwater heads are decorated with a stone beast rising from a coronet.

HISTORY: The house was probably built as a lodge for (contemporary) Bowcliffe Hall. The Lane Fox family of Bramham lived at Bowcliffe for a period in the early -mid nineteenth century, and this may account for the name of the house at this time.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: Old Fox Cottage, Bramham, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* the house is a good example of a picturesque cottage of the early nineteenth century, displaying an eclectic mix of architectural styles and incorporating a high level of detailing * the house remains completely unaltered externally, with its footprint and all its features intact * it dates to the early part of the nineteenth century and therefore falls in to the period when most buildings are listed * its status in relation to Bowcliffe Hall, with which it is contemporary and which it was built to serve as a lodge, adds to its special interest.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
505489
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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