The back of Northbank House, Manor Road, showing it as multiple cottages and before the conservatory was added.
'Northbank', 12 Manor Road. Grade II Listing states that it is late 18C, but more likely to be late 1600s or early 1700s (the date stone is unreadable). To the east is the later addition 'Northbank Cottage', which was almost certainly two cottages sharing a single central chimney as evidenced by the thick walls at both end and on the chimney line. To the west of No 12 was, undoubtedly, another cottage and this cottage has been raised (different stone work evident on the south elevation), when it would have been converted from thatch. To the west of this and on the corner, this was almost certainly a barn. Both the west and east elevations are brick (albeit on top of stone to the west), whilst the north elevation is stone - it was either built in stone to match the cottage elevation (which now seems more likely) or it has been later re-faced, but there is no evidence of a join. The hay loft was probably the aperture of the right hand window (below), which has been filled in later, evidence the different stonework below this window.