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Statutory Address:

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

St. Albans (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 14448 11640


The following buildings shall be added to the list:-


TL11SW AYRES END LANE 270-1/5/10004 (North side) Nos.l AND 2


One of two pairs of semi-detached cottages. Formerly estate cottages built for the Childwick Bury Stud estate. Circa 1890. In a Domestic Revival style, possibly by Col.R.W.Edis FRIBA, for Sir John Blundell Maple M.P., founder of the stud. Red brick with brighter red brick details, some applied timber framing with roughcast panels on first floor and in front gables, roof of plain tiles with two bands of fish scale tiles on each slope, gables with deep verges and barge boards, a central, brick ridge stack with brick dentil cornice and ceramic chimney pots. Plan: mirror image cottages within a central lateral range and, at each end of the range, a cross wing projecting to front and rear. Exterior: two storeys; symmetrical front; on the front a raised band at first floor level, quoining in bright red brick, and on the first floor of the central range vertical boards framing roughcast panels; on the ground floor in the front gable wall of each cross wing an entrance doorway with vertical boarded door: to right in left hand wing and to left in right hand wing, each within a porch with a lean-to, tiled roof supported on two timber posts; flanking each doorway a four-light metal casement window with glazing bars [3x4 panes in each light] with gothic heads to the top row of panes, in opening with a shallow, segmental, brick arched head, and in the central range two three-light casement windows with similar details; on the first floor, in the gable end wall of each cross wing, a three-light casement window with small diamond panes set in metal glazing bars, and on the central range two smaller three-light casements with similar details; in the gables of the cross wings curved braces in the two central panels of the applied framing. Rear elevation has at rear one and two-light casements with diamond pane glazing similar to front. The applied timber framing, the casement frames and projecting window sills are all painted white. Interior: not inspected.

Listing NGR: TL1444811640


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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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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/09984/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Miss Mary Jones. Source Historic England Archive
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