The rendering of 2 School Road was removed to reveal the original stone and cob cottage. This is likely to be at least 300 years old making it the oldest cottage in this line of cottages. The north (left) gable is of stone construction, contributing to its survival. When the house, together with the adjacent old post office (on the corner of School Road and Brixworth Road) were re-developed around 2000, out-of-character windows and front door were put in (with the loss of many original interior features as well). The new owner in 2009, decided to replace these windows and door more in keeping with the original style as seen in image 2231. The stone work (Harlestone stone) will be removed, reused and supplemented in the lower part of the house. The upper part of the house will then be rendered in lime mortar (which allows the original construction materials to breathe) and finished with a lime wash. Internally the new owner considers that what took place around 2000 was architectural vandalism - the cellar was filled with builder's rubble and then concreted over. Old beams were removed etc.