Bonks Hill Cottage

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1307756
Date first listed:
02-Oct-1981
Statutory Address:
Bonks Hill Cottage, Newton Drive

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Location

Statutory Address:
Bonks Hill Cottage, Newton Drive

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Sawbridgeworth
National Grid Reference:
TL4787614363

Details

TL 478 143 6/10

NEWTON DRIVE (south side) Bonks Hill Cottage

II Early C18. 'GW 1724' on fireplace lintel ground floor south room. Possibly older building remodelled then. C18, one and a half storey cross wing at lower level on north. Early C19 Gothic remodelling of west and north elevations. Modern half hipped wing on east front. Timber frame plastered one and a half storey house with steep gabled thatched roof. Wide verge overhang with boarded soffit on small brackets. Tiled gabled dormers on wall plate. West 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 north cross wing with spikey moulded pendants to foot and apex. Modern leaded casement in blocked central door. Chimney to cross wing on west slope next main block. On north 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 east side. External lateral chimney on south end near corner.

Interior has some plank doors and chamfered axial beams in centre and south rooms of three rooms in line plan of older part with large chimney between southern rooms. North 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 north which was much more accessible before the road cutting was made between in the C19.

Listing NGR: TL4787614363

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
160833
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: 04 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/15517/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter L. Herring. Source Historic England Archive
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