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Wortley Cottages, Elmesthorpe, Leicestershire

Date: 1896

Client: 2nd Earl of Lovelace

Listing: Grade II

Pevsner's Leicestershire & Rutland (with Elizabeth Williamson, 1984) says:

WORTLEY COTTAGES, a little to the N across the railway line. 1896, also by Voysey for Lord Lovelace, and also very characteristic of his style. Roughcast terrace with a big hipped Swithland slate roof; big chimneys and battered buttresses each end. Hipped roofs to paired porches (mostly with original doors on their sides) and to sculleries at the back, which are staggered against the front projections. The remaining original windows horizontal with mullions and leaded lights. A six-light one runs along the whole upper storey of each cottage under the eaves.

The cottages were originally thatched and were reroofed after a fire in 1914. The slate that replaced the thatch came from a now defunct quarry near to Swithland village in Leicestershire.

Wortley Cottages

Image from The Studio, 1897.

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