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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1101964



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hunsdon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Sep-1980

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Sep-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159938

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TL 4113 HUNSDON ACORN STREET (west side)

8/2 Spellers Cottages Nos 1 and 2

11.9.80 (previously listed as Nos 1 and 2 (Spellers Cottage))


2 houses adjoining. C16 cottage of 2 bays (No 1), possibly the Warren House mentioned in 1667 (HLHS (1979) 35). No 1 was remodelled when No 2 was built in the early C19 to form a semi- detached pair. 2 storeys. 2 gabled bays to road with entrance extension to No 2. Tiled roofs with C19 red brick stacks. Timberframed with rendered fronts. 2-light iron casements with leaded lights. C19 doorways with hood. No 1 retains original C16 roof with square crown post with slender curved braces up to collar purlin. No 2 with C19 rafter and purlin roof. The C18 Speller family of Hunsdon probably acquired the property in the 1840s and may have been responsible for the additions and remodelling. A picturesque pair of semi-detached estate cottages formed by the extension and disguising of a C16 cottage c1840. Part of a group with Spellers, and with Rosella to NE.

Listing NGR: TL4180714056

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National Grid Reference: TL 41807 14056


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