Rectory Gate Cottage

11 Jul 2003
Rectory Gate Cottage, Pirton Road, Holwell, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5 3SP
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


9/21 Rectory Gate Cottage 19.1.83 - II

House. Early C17, probably a crosswing to a house probably extending to N, N wing 1952, E extension 1981. Timber frame on low black plinth, roughcast exterior with steep thatched roofs and decorative ridges.

Extensions in matching form and finishes. C17 part of 2-storeys and 2 structural bays, facing S, set back from road to W. Front has 2 3-light flush casement windows to 1st floor, C20 gabled enclosed porch to LH and casement window to RH. Large projecting E gable chimney now enclosed in matching small 2-storeys extension to E. W gable to road has scalloped bargeboard, a canted casement bay window with hipped red tile roof, 2-light casement window over, a single light small stair window, and lower 1 1/2-storeys N rear wing with 2-light casement window and eyebrow dormer over. Interior has exposed timber framing with close-studding to 1st floor, stepped-jowl posts, convex curved tension braces to corners, straight braces to tie-beams, clasped-purlin roof with straight wind-braces, tie-beam and collar trusses with straight inclined queen- struts, heavy cross-beam to floor and axial chamfered beams with hollow stops. Narrow C17 brick on chimney in English-bond with tumbled offsets.

Listing NGR: TL1651133164


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0954 IOE Records taken by Graham R Heasman; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Graham R. Heasman. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Heasman, Graham R.

Rights Holder: Heasman, Graham R.


Roughcast, Thatch, Tile, Timber, Tudor Timber Framed House, Elizabethan Monument (By Form), Stuart Timber Framed Building, Jacobean House, Domestic, Dwelling