Lady Brown’s Cottages, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 (Grade II)

Lady Brown’s Cottages is a grade two (II) listed building in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14. It was first listed in 1976.

About Lady Brown’s Cottages

POLEBARN ROAD 1. 5411 (South West Side) Nos 1 to 5 (consec) (Lady Brown’s Cottages) ST 8557 7/336 II GV

1899 by A. S. Goodridge of Bath. A pair of single storey Tudor style picturesque almshouses, originally 3 per block. Snecked rubble with timber and brick infil to gables of Nos 1 and 2 and tile hung gables to Nos 3, 4 and 5. 2 gables to each front. 7 tall chimneys per cottage block, paired octagonal shafts with coed capping and stepped bases, square pantile roofs with crested ridges. The plan and elevations are symmetrical. The main ridge has a pair of cross ridges to centre and 2 lower hipped gables to angled corners; the roof returned across main gables and form turret at rear of each block. Porches centre and at sides. Corners angled with 3 light mullion and transom windows having decorative leadwork in upper lights. A pair of similar windows to centre. 4 tablets in walls – 2 with religious sentiments, 1 with coat of arms and 1 with memorial tablet. The doors retain the original painted house-names: Oleander Cottage, Hyathinthe Cottage, Jasmine Cottage and Cedar Cottage, Cypress Cottage, Olive Cottage.

Rosefield Cottage and wall, Rosefield and Homefield with gatepiers and gates, wall between Rosefield and Police Station form a group with Nos 1 to 15 (consec)

Where is Lady Brown’s Cottages?

Lady Brown’s Cottages is located on 1-5, Polebarn Road, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14.

Key Facts

Grid ReferenceST 85951 57920
Easting, Northing385951, 157920.36084
Latitude, Longitude51.320213, -2.202986
Grade listingII (two)
English Heritage List Entry Number1021634
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