A single dwelling in an extraordinarily narrow site.
Ellerby Cottage, Zaggy Lane, Callington
The extraordinarily narrow site had been left unused for many years and is within the Conservation
Area of Callington.
Although the proposal for a single two-storey house produced a building larger than the originally intended
single bedroom units, the design was developed to fragment the mass of the accommodation into smaller units
achieving visual compatibility with the better elements of the conservation area. The overall height and size
of the house is well related to the existing cottages in Zaggy Lane and the canopied ceilings keep
the roofs fairly low.
The external materials are indigenous to the town and comprise of natural slate roofing, some areas of
scantle slate hanging which are common on the older timber frame buildings in Callington and larger areas of colour
washed stucco rendering.
The existing visually dominant element of the masonry boundary walling was reconstructed to continue
along the frontage and contain the private amenity space.
On site car parking was provided within the site taking the form of a car port which avoided the unsightly
appearance of garage doors.
Completed in 2003.