Estate Worker Cottages, Nos 37-40 Worcester Rd, Great Witley

The two pairs of cottages between the Hundred House & Great Witley Filling Station were built around 1888 for workers at Witley Court

Each pair is slightly different, and it is possible the nos 37 & 38 were built first.

No 37 – Meadow View

No 38 – Fox Cottage

No 39 – Rotherfield

No 40 – Woodbury View

The English Heritage listed buildings description is as follows:

Nos 37 & 38

Pair of estate cottages. Mid-C19, altered C20. Red brick, concrete tiled roofs. Tudor-Gothic and Swiss Chalet style. Formerly centre block with lower set-back porch blocks, both porch blocks now raised and extended, central stack. Single storey and attic, 4 gabled dormers (formerly 2) with decorative barge boards and finials, square headed hood moulds, 2-light case-ments with lattice glazing to Fox Cottage, C20 casements to No 37 (Meadow View), tiled canopy to doorway of Fox Cottage, gable entry to No 37. One of 2 pairs of estate cottages, included for group value with Woodbury View and Rotherfield.

Nos 39 & 40

Pair of estate cottages. Mid-C19, altered C20. Red brick, slate roofs. Tudor-Gothic and Swiss Chalet style. Formerly centre block with lower set- back porch blockx (right hand porch now raised and extended) central stack, single storey and attic, 3 gabled dormers (formerly 2) with decorative barge boards and finials, square headed hood moulds, 2-light casements with lattice glazing, stable door to Woodbury View (left) and altered gable entry to Rotherfield (right), port hole in place of former doorway, diagonal plan shafts to stack. One of 2 pairs of estate cottages, group value with Fox Cottage and No 37 (Meadow View).

The photo below shows Nos 39 & 40 when the village was in the grip of some very wintery weather in 1979:

Estate worker cottages 1979

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