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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: 1146124



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


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Dinton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Mar-1960

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 320755

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SU 03 SW DINTON SNOW HILL (north side)

1/169 Lawes Cottage 23.3.60


Detached house. Late C17. Rubble stone, stone slate roof with gable end stone and brick stacks and coped verges. Three-cell house. Two-storey, 4-window. Planked door to right of centre, 3- light recessed chamfered mullioned casement with hoodmould to right and 3-light and 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned casements with hoodmoulds to left. First floor has two 3-light mullioned casements with hoodmoulds and two 2-light mullioned casements. Left return has 2-light mullioned casement with hoodmould to ground and first floor. Right return has external brick stack. Rear has two 3-light wood mullioned casements and 2-light leaded casement lighting stairs to left, first floor has two 3-light wood mullioned casements, two flat-headed dormers and one raking dormer over attic stair window. Attached to left is C19 extension. Interior has chamfered beams with ogee stops to ground and first floors, beam of central ground floor room supported on jowled post, partly blocked open fireplace to west room, winding stairs to rear rise to attic. Three-bay collar-truss roof. Cottage takes its name from the composer Henry Lawes, born in Dinton 1596, who wrote the music for Milton's Masque 'Comus', and his brother William born 1602, also composer add musician. (V.C.H. Wiltshire, Vol 8, 1965; Oxford Companion to Music, 1978)

Listing NGR: SU0145631589

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Oxford Companion to Music, (1978)
Pugh, RB, Crittall, E, The Victoria History of the County of Wiltshire, (1965)

National Grid Reference: SU 01456 31589


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