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Pinchloafe Cottage

Pinchloafe Cottage is a grade II listed semi-detached cottage dating from the eighteenth century. Like its neighbour, Home Farm, it is built in typical Cotswold-edge fashion of rubble stone with ashlar (cut stone) for corners and dressings and has a stone slate roof. No explanation has been found for its unusual name. It has a blank centre window over the front door. Despite a belief that the Window Tax (payable on houses with more than ten windows) led to many windows being bricked up or blanked out after its introduction in the early eighteenth century, the situation is more complex. Historically, blind windows had occurred in England before the implementation of the tax for several reasons. In the case of this cottage the reason may be practical, but more likely aesthetic with a blank centre window as an original feature of the design placed over the door with its pediment on brackets.

 

Pinchloafe Cottage,
The Common,
Langley Burrell

 

NGRef: ST 93040 75185
Historic England 1022345 

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