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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 37336 31177


TL 3731 WYDDIAL MOLES LANE (East side)

10/142 Thatched Cottage -

- II

House. C16, floored over in stages in C17, C18 and C19, divided in C19 with S part a shop, restored c.1983. Timber frame on plastered brick sill, roughcast with steep half-hipped thatched roof. A 1½ storeys, 3 cells, internal-chimney, lobby-entry plan house facing W, with later single-storey rear wing with hipped tile roof. Entrance and main chimney a third from S end, C19 internal chimney a third from N end. Front has 3 2-light flush casement windows, a half-glazed flush-beaded panelled door in a glazed porch, 2 tall swept dormers with c19 2-light casements, and ridges of roof higher between the 2 chimneys. Interior has jowled posts, curved tension brace to S end wall visible on SW stair, and an edge-halved scarf joint with bridled butts in the rear wallplate. Stud and plaster pyramidial face of main chimney on upper floor may be old timber chimney. C17 chamfered and stopped joists and axial beam to S half of hall. C18 squared joists and axial beam of higher level in N half of hall. Floor on rough split poles to N end unheated service rooms. Unheated parlour at S end. Framing of lower swept dormers remains in front slope. Exposed wall framing. Formerly called Orchard Cottage.

Listing NGR: TL3733631177


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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: 10 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/08803/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael S. Breedon. Source Historic England Archive
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