9 Orchard Way, Badsey

This is an historically important survival of a simple, late C17, rural cottage. There are many good examples of large buildings of this date but simpler buildings are less often valued and preserved.

This is how the Department of Culture, Media and Sport describe the building in the 2005 schedule giving it Grade II listing:
"Cottage in two units. Late C17/early C18 with C19 and C20 additions and alterations. Part timber-framed, wholly faced in largish bricks in a version of English garden wall bond, some fragments of lime render ... An interesting survival of a small timber-framed cottage with a very large external stone stack encased with later cottages, both stages representing small-scale rural accommodation."

The cottage was put on the market in 2005 and again in 2007. Its survival depends on sympathetic conservation work that is urgently needed. Next to the cottage is a small orchard garden which is attracting interest from developers, but which many Badsey residents would like to see preserved as an integral part of the cottage.

This is a collection of photographs of buildings in and around Badsey. The pictures were taken in 2000 and 2001 by Richard Phillips and Elizabeth Noyes.


Updated 2 March 2007.