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Description: Lawrence of Arabia's Cottage, Clouds Hill
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108706
OS Grid Reference: SY8237590911
OS Grid Coordinates: 382375, 90911
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7176, -2.2510
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SY 89SW TURNERSPUDDLE
20.11.59 Lawrence of Arabia's
listed as Clouds Hill)
Probably early C19, built as forester's cottage. Largely reconstructed c1926 - roof
of this date. Colourwashed brick walls, tiled roof. Central brick stack. One
storey and attics. Two-room plan with lobby entrance. Ledged door with stone
pediment over bearing Greek inscription (trans. "Why Worry"). Ground floor has
timber casement windows with glazing bars and, in south wall, one 3-light stone
mullioned window - probably re-set. Attic has gabled half-dormers with casements
with glazing bars.
Internally,main ground floor room has large open brick fireplace. Attic rooms have
exposed rafters. T. E. Lawrence lived here between 1925 and 1935 as Aircraftsman
Shaw. House listable on this account.
RCHM Monument 12.
Listing NGR: SY8237590911
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Source: English Heritage
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