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East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 47391 13731


NEWTON DRIVE 1. 5253 (South Side) Bonks Hill Cottage TL 478 143:6/10 II 2. Early C18. 'GW 1724' on fireplace lintol Gd floor S room. Possibly older building remodelled then. C18, 1½ storey cross wing at lower level on N. Early C19 Gothic remodelling of W and N elevations. Modern half hipped wing on E front. Timber frame plastered 1½ storey house with steep gabled thatched roof. Wide verge overhang with boarded soffit on small brackets. Tiled gabled dormers on wall plate. W front in early C19 Gothic with sinuous bargeboards and finials to dormers, moulded label and margin lights to sash and casement windows. Cusped and pierced brackets to vergeboards on N cross wing with spikey moulded pendants to foot and apex. Modern leaded casement in blocked central door. Chimney to cross wing on W slope next main block. On N side, splendid tiled gabled wooden Gothic porch. Pendants, sinuous bargeboards and cusped side lights to door and on returns. Door now blocked by casement window. Later C19 timber open tiled porch to right. Small extension with red brick chimney in re-entrant angle on E side. External lateral chimney on S end near corner. Interior has some plank doors and chamfered axial beams in centre and S rooms of 3 rooms in line plan of older part with large chimney between southern rooms. N cross wing later. Picturesque. Area next house formerly a nursery and may be associated with the Rivers family who owned Bonks Hill House opposite to N which was much more accessible before the road cutting was made between in the C19.

Listing NGR: TL4739113731


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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: 04 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/15517/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter L. Herring. Source Historic England Archive
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