Terry Adams - November 2008
The style and the bricks used in Rose Cottage suggest a Georgian origin. There is a Victorian extension on the North side and a 1990s extension to the rear.
The house appears to be shown on the 1840 OS map.
The beams on the walls adjoining the property behind Rose Cottage could be medieval. The cellar beneath the house is now part of No 74, situated to the rear. The Etwall Heritage records that “During the 19th century the end gable of Broomfield farm house was demolished to make room for the row of cottages built on the road side”. As the same book dates Broomfield Farm to the 17th century, this gives credibility to the “medieval beams”.