DOWN COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1101983
Date first listed:
19-Sep-1984
Statutory Address:
21, HIGH STREET
Statutory Address:
DOWN COTTAGE, 23, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
21, HIGH STREET
Statutory Address:
DOWN COTTAGE, 23, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Hunsdon
National Grid Reference:
TL 41695 14085

Details

TL 4114 HUNSDON HIGH STREET (west side) Hunsdon village

7/20 No 21 NO 23 (Down Gottage) -

GV II

House, now 2 houses. C17. One and a half storeys timberframed plastered house facing S with timberframed weatherboarded low 2 storeys rear addition in C18 when 3 cottages, now 2 houses. Steep old red tiled front slope to gabled roof with 3 gabled dormers along the wall-head. Rear slope of red pantiles extends over rear addition. 3-unit former lobby-entry plan with No 21 representing hall and parlour: No 23 the service room with mortices of an axial partition in its chamfered and stopped axial beam. Large central chimney with back-to-back fireplaces in No 21. Later external gable chimney to No 23. Plastered front with 2-light casement windows in the 3 dormers. C18 plate casement to No 23. 3-light wooden casement window to each house, 2-light casement in blocked doorway in No 21. 4-panel flush beaded C19 door to No 23 and modern boarded door and renewed windows to No 21. Continuous dripboard on shaped brackets over Ground floor openings. An unusually wide span timberframed structure exposed in both houses. Unjowled posts and straight tension bracing. Stairs rise against original rear wall. Axial floor beam with squared joists. Chamfered lintel to open fireplace in hall. An historic C17 3-unit central chimney house of special interest. Part of a picturesque group in the centre of the village Conservation Area.

Listing NGR: TL4169514085

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
159981
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Feb 2002
Reference: IOE01/05151/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive
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