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A Street through time
No 4 Rose Cottage


Rose Cottage is an estate cottage, now a house, with adjoining well head. It was built c. 1700 and remodelled c. 1820-1840 with mid 20th century alterations and additions.


The house is constructed of rendered and whitewashed stone rubble with pantile roof. It is one of the buildings remodelled in a picturesque manner by Gregory Gregory in the 19th century, following the precepts of JC Loudon.

The estate was put for sale in 1937 with the details of Rose Cottage shown right. At the time of sale, the registered tenant was Mr J. K. Brewster.

In the 1939 Register John Kirton Brewster (aged 60) and his family were in residence. John was a carpenter and married to Henrietta (aged 59). At the time his son William (24) and daughter Dorothy (15) were living here. In 1911 John and his family lived in another part of the village along with their three daughters May (9), Lucy (7), Violet (6) and their son John A (1).

Prior to this John and Annie Dickinson and their family lived in Rose Cottage as indicated in the censuses from 1891 through to 1921. John (aged 65 in 1921) was the estate gamekeeper and Annie was 62 in 1921.

In the 1891 census, they had four daughters Elizabeth (8), Edith (7), Ada (5) and Annie Fox (born that year). Two years later they had a son Harry.

Lot 31 Rose Cottage.jpg

Above image taken in the late 1960's

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