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Listed Building record MDR10683 - Sycamore Cottage and Vicarage Cottage, Mill Yard, Rowsley

Type and Period (4)

  • (Elizabethan to Victorian - 1600 AD to 1899 AD)
  • ? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Elizabethan to Victorian - 1600 AD to 1899 AD)
  • ? (Elizabethan to Victorian - 1600 AD to 1899 AD)

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Full Description

Sycamore Cottage and Vicarage Cottage are a grade II listed pair of cottages dating to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. They are built of coursed squared sandstone with sandstone dressings and quoins. They have a Welsh slate roof with one stone ridge stack. The are two storeys high. The north-west elevation is of six irregular bays. See list description for more details. (1) The millyard cottage has one internal upper cruck frame with collar, the apex is inaccessible. (2) Might have had three crucks originally. The building was the original millhouse. (3) This two-storey building faces north onto Mill Yard, but the entrance is on the south side. It is divided in to two dwellings. This stone cruck house was perhaps originally a medieval open hall house, with major reconstruction in the late 17th century. The east end was probably rebuilt in the late 18th century, and a dairy was added as service accommodation. 19th century alterations included raising the eaves, and alterations to the chimneys and fireplace, and further minor alterations took place in the 20th century. (4)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE No: 1088146.
  • <2> Article in serial: Marston, F. 1967. 'Cruck frames of Derbyshire; an interim report', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 87, pp 117-122.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Bunker, B. 1970. Cruck Buildings: An Opinion as to their Origin and Dating. LS 728.6. p. 56.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Hutton, B. Derby Buildings Record. DBR 27, 8th December 1988.
  • <5> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. NDAT ref: 1726.



Grid reference Centred SK 25575 65781 (16m by 21m)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1983

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Record last edited

Nov 12 2023 5:26PM

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