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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 27149 24294


Aston End TL 22 SE ASTON LONG LANE (west side)

3/16 Fox Cottage



House, sometime The Fox PH. C16 or earlier open hall house with 2 storeys axial parlour wing at N, floor inserted and S part heightened in Cl7, present central chimney of late Cl7 or C18, front faced in brick and N end jetty underbuilt in C19, W extension in 1970's. Timber frame on low stucco plinth, roughcast. Painted red brick E front, red brick central chimney. Red brick and pantile 2 storeys W extension of 1970's not of special interest. Steep old red tile roof. A long, 2-storeys, 3-cell, central chimney plan house facing E. The N part of 2 bays was built with an upper floor, N end jetty, side-purlin roof and heavy jowled posts with square-section curved braces. It has a lower floor level and has a heavy cross beam supporting the floor with joints for braces. The N jetty-beam survives with mortices for a central upright flanked by 2 4-light diamond mullioned windows. The 3-bay S part was formerly lower and open to the roof, with tension braces in the walls and the service bay partitioned off at S end. The lower parts of the arched braces to the open truss of the hall survive below the inserted floor of Cl? with chamfered axial beam and hollow stops. Inserted central chimney at S end of hall with heavy ogee bracket supporting floor beam. Walls heightened when floor inserted. S service bay floored in C18 with a rough axial beam and square joists. E front has 3 sash windows to upper floor surmounted by small half timbered gables at eaves. 2 similar recessed sash windows to ground floor with 3/3 panes and segmental arches, and 3-light canted casement window in middle set in depth of wall. Large open fireplace with chamfered lintol, and benches and recesses inside.

Listing NGR: TL2714924294


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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