MEM23586 - Ball Cottage, Winsford (Building)


The cottage is shown on historic mapping. It appears to be of late 18th or early 19th Century date but may have earlier origins.

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Full Description

Ball Cottage is shown on the Tithe Map for Winsford. It is within land parcel 614, which the accompanying Apportionment describes as "Cottage and Garden", situated in an area known as Larcombe Foot. The property is owned by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland and occupied by John Gunter. [1] The house is depicted and labelled as "Ball Cottage" on both the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps and on present day MasterMap data. [2-4] At the northern end of the village, Ball Cottage outwardly of late 18th century or early 19th century date but possibly of earlier origin, is an unspoiled cottage, with plank doors and timber casement windows. Built on a spur of underlying rock with end gable and projecting stack facing the highway, it fully retains original character of colour-washed stone rubble, and slate roofs including the added lean-to rear extension. [5] An historic photograph of the cottage is held by the Winsford Archive. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Winsford Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 614.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <5> Report: Fisher, J.. 2005. Winsford: Village Character Appraisal. 11,15,19.
  • <6> Archive: Winsford History Society. Various. Winsford Archive.



Grid reference Centred SS 9061 3514 (11m by 9m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Record last edited

Sep 28 2016 1:30PM


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