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Description: Church Cottage
Date Listed: 20 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 118234
OS Grid Reference: TL4953005158
OS Grid Coordinates: 549530, 205158
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7252, 0.1636
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TL 40 NE NORTH WEALD BASSETT VICARAGE LANE
4/34 Church Cottage
20.2.67 (formerly listed as
The Old School House)
Cottage, C17, extended in c20. Timber framed, mainly plastered with some
weatherboarding and some brick cladding, roofed with handmade red clay tiles
and C20 clay tiles. Aligned approximately E-W with axial chimney stack at E
end. Extended to W in C20, with chimney stack at the junction. Single storey
with attics. S (street) elevation, plain door under C20 hood, 3 C20 casement
windows and one more in gabled dormer. E end clad with brickwork, outside end
chimney stack,and painted. N elevation, facing churchyard, weatherboarded dado,
roughcast render above. One half-glazed door, 2 casement windows and one fixed
light, all C20. C20 casement window in swept dormer, C20 casement window in
rear flat-roofed dormer. This may be the school endowed by Simon Thorogood,
fishmonger, of London by his will of 1635, built in 1678, and used as such until
the early C19, when it became the schoolmaster's house. (VCH, IV, 294). Another
cottage formerly stood to the east of it, also between the church and the road,
demolished c.1842 to build a brick school, now the church hall. It has not been
established for certain which of the two was Simon Thorogood's school.
Listing NGR: TL4953005158
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Source: English Heritage
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