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Description: The Old Cottage Restaurant
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157673
OS Grid Reference: TL0715702762
OS Grid Coordinates: 507157, 202762
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7134, -0.4504
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KINGS LANGLEY HIGH STREET
TL 0702 (West side)
13/142 No. 18 (The Old
26.1.67 Cottage Restaurant)
(formerly listed as No 18)
House, now a restaurant. C16 or earlier N crosswing, C17 short S hall
range, early C18 red brick casing to ground floor front and rear gable.
Timber frame with wide storey-height plastered panels at front, brick
nogged on rear wall of hall range, red brick to front ground floor and
rear gable, gable triangles hung with scalloped tiles. Steep old red
tile roofs, hipped with gablet around S gable formerly external chimney
with diagonal square shafts and moulded caps. A small T-plan house of 2
storeys with a cellar and part loft in the crosswing. E front facing
street has gabled wing on RH flush with front of S range. One window to
each floor in each part. LH part has flush 3-light cast iron lattice
casements: RH part has similar 1st floor window but an early C18 small
paned sash window of 3 equal lights to ground floor with trellis porch
and door into end of crosswing on LH. Front possibly extended in early
C19 about 1m to S. 3 early C18 narrow flush sash windows at 1st floor
rear of crosswing (one blocked). Interior has heavy timbers with jowled
posts and curved tension braces, large curved braces to cambered tie-
beams of clasped purlin roof in 2-bay crosswing. Lower S hall range
butted to crosswing has a cambered tie-beam, jowled posts and shutter
rebate in wallplate at rear. Moulded mitred panelling engraved 'NK 1569
MK' flanked by scratch moulded panelling probably came from the former
Manor House demolished in C19. C18 panelling to ground floor rooms with
moulded cornice and heavy surround with moulded shelf to S room. Axial
beam chamfered with bar stops.6-panel fielded door to left of fireplace.
2-panel door to stair in crosswing. Rebated timber frame for small
cupboard in each jamb of fireplace. (RCHM(1911)135 No. 4: KLLHMS report
1979 in NMR).
Listing NGR: TL0715702762
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Source: English Heritage
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