© Dr John Airlie Hunter
ASHLEY ST LEDGERS (6 COTTAGES), 30-35 MAIN STREET (north side)
ASHBY ST LEDGERS, DAVENTRY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Dr John Airlie Hunter
10 August 2001
18 January 1968
Date of last amendment:
11 March 1987
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ASHBY ST.LEDGERS MAIN STREET
SP5668 (North side)
16/34 Nos.30,31,32,33,34 and 35
18/01/68 (Formerly listed as Nos.30 to
35 Ashley St. Ledgers (6
Row of 6 cottages. Datestone 1908/I.G. By Sir Edwin Lutyens for Ivor Guest, Lord
Wimborne. Coursed ironstone and limestone rubble plinth, upper walls brick with
pebbledash, stone buttresses, thatch roof, brick stacks. Symmetrical plan with
two wings projecting from front. Centre: two storeys and attic; 9 bays. 2 bay
wings have pyramid shaped hipped roofs descending to lintels of ground floor
windows, and massive stacks at apex. Similar low roof line to outer bays.
Central passage way with moulded stone 4-centred arch with ornamental date
plaque above. All doorways and windows have pebbledash surrounds. Doorways in
central block in third bay from left and third from right, with flat timber
hoods and ribbed plank doors. Doorways in left and right sides of flanking wings
have half-glazed doors. All windows are 2-light casements, except in outer bays,
which have canted bay windows. 4 half dormers to central block and roof dormers
to flanking wings. Attic windows to end cottages in side walls. Half-hipped
roof. Interior not inspected. Each cottage was noted by L.Weaver in 1913 as
having a kitchen, scullery, parlour and 3 bedrooms.
(L. Weaver, Houses and Gardens by E.L. Lutyens, 1913, p.162 and lbs,
illustration and plan).