Stone House, Allesley

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Stone House
Stone House
A view of the south elevation of Stone House
Alternative names65 Birmingham Road
General information
Address65 Birmingham Road
Town or cityCoventry
Coordinates52°25′21″N 1°33′31″W / 52.42252°N 1.55859°W / 52.42252; -1.55859Coordinates: 52°25′21″N 1°33′31″W / 52.42252°N 1.55859°W / 52.42252; -1.55859
Technical details
Floor count2
DesignationsGrade II* listed

Stone House is a 16th century sandstone farmhouse next to Birmingham Road in Allesley, Coventry.[1] It is Grade II* listed for a number of architectural features, as well as its good condition.[2]


Stone House was built in c.1557 for John Milward. The freehold was bought from him in 1608 by a new owner who had the initials "WNC" and the date carved in a tablet over the porch. The building was Grade II* listed on 24 June 1974.[2]


The house contains features from various phases of building work through the 16th and 17th centuries. There is an original 16th century doorway at the rear of the house, and an ashlar plinth from this period surrounds the main block of the house. The north wing is rendered with roughcast, which may have originally been used on the whole building. The front section of the house is now bare sandstone. The garden is walled with 16th and 17th century elements, and the gate piers bear 18th century ball finials.[1][2]

Stonework detail of the porch
Detail of the stonework on the front porch, including inscribed tablet
Front porch seat
Detail of the built-in seating in the front porch
West elevation of Stone House
A view of the west elevation of the house, showing later brickwork additions

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  1. ^ Jump up to: a b "Parishes: Allesley | British History Online". Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c Historic England. "65 Birmingham Road (1076663)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
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