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The Old Cottage (Opposite Darrs Lane), Northchurch

Description: The Old Cottage (Opposite Darrs Lane)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 157771

OS Grid Reference: SP9681808082
OS Grid Coordinates: 496818, 208082
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7631, -0.5985

Location: Darr's Lane, Northchurch, Hertfordshire HP4 3TU

Locality: Northchurch
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HP4 3TU

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Listing Text

SP 90 NE (South side)

3/238 The Old Cottage
- (opposite Darrs Lane)

- II

House. C16, E part C17, renovated and single-storey W extension 1984.
Timber frame on stucco sill, roughcast with steep old red tile roofs,
half hipped at W. A single-cell house facing N with large flint and
brick external E gable chimney offset as if to allow for a gable
entrance beside it. Extended to E with new lobby entrance in C17 with
new fireplace in narrow red brick. Irregular N front with small leaded
casement windows recessed and door in middle. Jowled posts with curved
braces to tie beams. Clasped purlin roof with collar- and queen-strut
trusses in former end walls. Straight wind braces to very heavy purlins.
Flat layed rafters. Crossbeams and chamfered axial, floor beam. Mortices
for wattle and daub infill and central 4-light diamond mullioned
window under tie-beam. Wide open fireplace. Associated with novelist Ivy

Listing NGR: SP9681808082

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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