Thursday, 8 August 2013

Thatched Roof Thursday #43 - Stoneleigh

Circa 17th Century.  A Listed Building described as a
timber-framed cottage with red brick infill panels. Steeply pitched
thatched roof with gabled ends.




The first time I saw this house it was being re-thatched.  
I decided to go back today and see the finished product.  
My photographs are never going to do this building justice.  
There are plenty telephone wires nearby, a few cars 
and it is located in a place that requires a substantial aerial.  
I have looked past these obstructions to
see this thatched roof cottage for what it is - beautiful.






15 comments:

TheChieftess said...

Definitely a beautiful cottage...I don't remember seeing such elaborate designs on thatched roofs prior to your blog!!! And I love the brick work...our new construction has gotten so "dry"...none of the intricate details that old buildings have...a sad result of the passing of time...

LONDONLULU said...

It seems the modern distractions only set off the old thatched charm even more! I love that amidst all this modern life, you get the lovely throwback to another age:)

Lowell said...

Okay, I'll take your word for it. Certainly has a lot of character and a certain elegance. In the first photo the bricks on the wall seem to be a bit askew. That's kinda scary! :)

Stephanie said...

With the black into the bricks, remind me of the Tudor style architecture. .

Jack said...

LOL, they did a terrific job of re-thatching this cottage. I didn't notice the things that you called out. I saw a beautiful old thatched cottage.

Kate said...

Sometime you just cannot get past the obstructions. The Chieftess remarked very well on all the attributes of the building that I enjoy seeing.

Hilda said...

It's gorgeous and I absolutely adore the peacocks on both ends.

Tanya Breese said...

wow, incredible detail, peacocks even!

JM said...

What a fabulous roof. Look at those peacocks, first time I see this kind of work on thatched roofs.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I remember this one Lauren, the peacocks (hens ?) on the roof edges are so distinctive, I wonder if they get used often as a 'feature' or is it just an individual preference?

Chrissy Brand said...

Another beauty, what an art!

LOLfromPasa said...

You all are just too good to leave a comment. Thank you. Enjoyed what you all had to say - all valid comments.


Liz said...

The thatched cottages are so beautiful! I can imagine each one has quite a story to tell!

Petrea Burchard said...

I love the birds on top.

Jenny Woolf said...

I always love the birds you see on some thatched places. Is it a pheasant? I think so...