Thursday, 17 April 2014

Thatched Roof Thursday #64 - Offchurch

Tudor Cottage and Wisteria Cottage, 
Offchurch, Warwickshire.

Last week it was a cat in thatch - 
this week I am thinking 'peacock'.

These two homes are loaded with history and interesting design
and are Grade II listed.  Here is a bit of the official description:

Hall house, now house, with addition now forming separate house. Probably late
C15 hall house, floored C17, with C17 addition forming cross-wing to rear right.
False large timber-framing with rendered panels, over original large framing;
cedar shingle roof; brick lateral stacks to rear. Hall house plan, now floored.
2-storey, 2-bay,2-window range. C20 door to C20 porch at left. Irregular
fenestration of C20 casements. Interior: concave-moulded spine beam with
roll-moulding to dining room at ground floor right. Winder staircase from ground
to first floors. Queen-post roof with wattle-and-daub infill between original
hall and right bay. C17 cross-wing to right rear. Large timber-framing with
rendered infill; thatch roof; brick ridge stacks to left and right of centre.
Single storey and attic; 2-bay range. C20 plank door to left of centre. Angled
bay window to centre. Swept dormer to centre

More about the village of Offchurch next Thursday.


Jane and Chris said...

So pretty! I wonder what tales the house could tell?
Jane x

Mersad said...

This is so beautiful! Love the sky as well in the images. The facade of the house is super!

Mersad Donko Photography

The Greenockian said...

Beautiful building.

RedPat said...

It's a beauty! I saw peacocks on thatched roof near Liverpool and thought it was a wonderful idea!

Chel C said...

I love thatches when the ridge only has been done. They look as though they have had a lovely neat haircut. Thanks for your visit to my blog with its old thatched cottage, the wind had clearly got to it and it needs a bit of a tidy up, but oh to live there again! X

William Kendall said...

It's beautiful and appealing!

hamilton said...

This has quite a mixture of centuries designs!

Stephanie said...

I am liking these things on the roof, love the Peacock, really nice!

Bev said...

Wow look at that wonderful detail!!

Tanya Breese said...

wow, that detail and i love the peacock! i want to top my house with a peacock now! i'm sure it would be the only one in the area ;) have a great weekend!! happy easter!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Love your perspective in the second one. Great shots! Greetings from Spain.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Both immaculately kept Lauren.. Wisteria Cottage, how delightful, love the washing blowing in the breeze :)

Petrea Burchard said...

This one's great. As are they all.

Someone mentioned last week about critters that live in the thatch. Would that be mostly bugs? Mice? I assume they don't get inside the house but I can't picture it.

Jack said...

You have so many wonderful thatched houses near you. I keep thinking you will run out of them.