Updated 30 May 2013
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
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Cottage Croix, Brassington
The Millers contacted the Author when they were buying Cottage Croix in 2013, to see if he could discover any history. Working on the phrase: "the current owner believes the cottage was originally 2 shops serving the community in the 18th century" he located Thomas BRINDLEY as the most likely shopkeeper in the S end of Town Street.
Thomas BRINDLEY (only child of a Tailor) trained as a shop boy with the SLACKs (grocer and draper), became Assistant in a Grocers in Ashborne, married and became a Grocer in Brassington. Raising 9 children, he became a grocer and draper in Town Street, probably running the 2 businesses in attached cottages, with his large family above. Thomas probably ran the grocery side and Fanny the drapers side. They both saw their 80th birthdays. Fanny's father Joseph WEBSTER came from USA and was postmaster at Hognaston with his wife. Joseph sired 13 children
No clue has yet been found for the unusual name of the cottage.
Description for sale by Estate Agent in 2013
Cottage Croix, 1 Fair View Town Street, Brassington, Derbyshire DE4 4HB
An excellent opportunity to acquire this particularly well appointed and proportioned stone built detached cottage occupying a sought after village location.
•Much character and charm throughout
Oil fired central heating Sealed unit double glazing
Entrance Porch • Dining Room • Well proportioned Sitting Room
Internal Hallway • Well fitted Kitchen with breakfast bar and integrated appliances
Two well proportioned Bedrooms
Feature Contemporary Bathroom
•Viewing Highly Recommended •
Offers around £249,950
ENTRANCE PORCH Having glazed windows to front and side enjoying rooftop views over the surrounding countryside. Quarry tiled floor covering, wooden and glazed stable-style entrance door provides access to:
DINING ROOM 10'8" x 14'11" (3.24m x 4.55m)
WELL PROPORTIONED SITTING ROOM 19'7" x 11'0" (5.96m x 3.35m) Having a feature fireplace with oak lintel over, stone returns, raised quarry tiled hearth and incorporating a cast iron open grate fire with redbrick back. Ceiling beams, two central heating radiators, solid oak board floor covering, tv connection, telephone jack point. Sealed unit double glazed windows to front sealed unit double glazed opaque window to rear, sealed unit double glazed window to side with glazed door having rooftop views over Brassington and the surrounding countryside.
REAR HALL 8'0" x 9'1" (2.45m x 2.76m) Having an oak storage cupboard which houses the floor mounted oil fired boiler which provides the domestic hot water and services the central heating system. Oak staircase off to first flor with oak handrail, balusters and post. Exposed ceiling beams, quarry tiled floor covering, sealed unit double glazed window and wooden and sealed unit double glazed door which provides access to the patio garden area. Doorway opening into the kitchen. Oak latched door providing access to:
GUESTS' CLOAKROOM Having a white suite comprising wash hand basin and low level wc, central heating radiator, continuation of the quarry tiled floor covering, electric extractor fan.
PARTICULARLY WELL FITTED KITCHEN 9'1" x 8'6" (2.78m x 2.58m) Being fitted by John Lewis of Sheffield having a range of wooden edged preparation surfaces incorporating an inset one and a quarter sink unit with adjacent drainer, chrome mixer tap over, tiled splashback and having a range of oak panelled base drawers and cupboards beneath. Inset four ring ceramic Zanussi hob with integrated extractor canopy over. Wall mounted stainless steel Zanussi electric fan assisted oven with matching microwave oven over. Integrated AEG fridge and freezer, integrated AEG slimline dishwasher and integrated washer dryer. Range of complementary wall mounted cupboards over incorporating a glazed unit with breakfast bar area beneath. Sealed unit double glazed Velux rooflight window, sealed unit double glazed window to side overlooking the patio garden.
BEDROOM ONE 12'7" x 11'1" (3.84m x 3.39m)
BEDROOM TWO 11'11" x 7'10" (3.62m x 2.38m)
FEATURE LUXURY CONTEMPORARY STYLED BATHROOM Being half tiled and having a matching limestone tiled floor covering. Suite comprising a floated vanity wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over, low level wc and large feature bath with centre chrome mixer tap. Large walk-in shower cubicle with granite surround incorporating a chrome effect Mira power shower over. Recessed spot lights, sealed unit double glazed Velux rooflight window with fitted blind.
The approach from Ashbourne Centre is via the B5035 to Wirksworth continuing through the village of Kniveton past the right hand turn for Carsington Water and turning left thereafter where signposted to Brassington. Continue along this road into the village which becomes Town Street. Continue along Town Street and shortly thereafter the property will be located on the left hand side as denoted by our for sale board.
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