Building record 0411913000 - CHURCH LOCK COTTAGE, GROVE


Early to mid-nineteenth century lock-keeper's cottage at Church Lock, altered in 1916 and with attached churchyard wall.

Protected Status/Designation



Type and Period (2)

  • LOCK KEEPERS COTTAGE (Dated 1916, 19th Century to Modern - 1800 AD to 1945 AD)
  • BOUNDARY WALL (19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)


Grade II. House, formerly that of lock-keeper. Early-mid C19, altered and dated 1916. Whitewashed roughcast, slate roof, 3 roughcast chimneys, bargeboards. 2 storeys and basement, 2½ bays. Paired wooden casements to ground floor, barred horizontal sliding sashes above. Small single light over C20 door with minimal board hood in half-bay to left. Door to basement in right gable. Wall attached to S.E. corner is of mid C19 brown brick with flat stone coping and runs along east side of former churchyard (B7).
Watching brief carried out by AS&C in May 2009 during groundworks for a basement extension identified a previously unknown brick-built cellar room extending beyond the above-ground building but contemporary with it, which had been blocked off and backfilled with soil and building debris, possibly as part of the alterations made in 1916. See report for detail (B9).

Sources (2)

  • <7>SBC19041 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1984. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p75.
  • <9>SBC23503 Unpublished document: Archaeological Services & Consultancy Ltd. 2009. Watching Brief: Church Lock Cottage, Grove.


Grid reference SP 92116 22484 (point)
Civil Parish GROVE, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC13593)
  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief (Ref: GCL 1143) (EBC17217)

Record last edited

Feb 1 2023 5:11PM

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