VII.—Nos. 72 and 74 QUEEN STREET
These two cottages are an important survival of the earlier buildings
of Queen Street. They formed almost certainly at one time a single house,
and date from a period not later than the middle of the 17th century.
The back or western front is the most interesting part of the building, as
here can be seen the original staircase projection, carried higher than the
main eaves, and finished with an independent hipped roof. The effect of
this characteristic arrangement is somewhat lessened to-day by two later
additions built on each side of the central projection, and roofed with
pantiles. The brickwork and tiles of the older portions are of a beautiful
colour, and the whole building makes a striking picture.
Condition of repair.
The cottages are in very fair repair.
In the Council's ms. collection is:
(fn. 1) Photograph from the west.