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Fox Cottage, Aston

Description: Fox Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159576

OS Grid Reference: TL2714924294
OS Grid Coordinates: 527149, 224294
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9027, -0.1533

Location: Long Lane, Aston, Hertfordshire SG2 7HE

Locality: Aston
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG2 7HE

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Listing Text

Aston End
(west side)

3/16 Fox Cottage



House, sometime The Fox PH. C16 or earlier open hall house with
2 storeys axial parlour wing at N, floor inserted and S part
heightened in Cl7, present central chimney of late Cl7 or C18,
front faced in brick and N end jetty underbuilt in C19, W
extension in 1970's. Timber frame on low stucco plinth,
roughcast. Painted red brick E front, red brick central chimney.
Red brick and pantile 2 storeys W extension of 1970's not of
special interest. Steep old red tile roof. A long, 2-storeys,
3-cell, central chimney plan house facing E. The N part of 2
bays was built with an upper floor, N end jetty, side-purlin roof
and heavy jowled posts with square-section curved braces. It has
a lower floor level and has a heavy cross beam supporting the
floor with joints for braces. The N jetty-beam survives with
mortices for a central upright flanked by 2 4-light diamond
mullioned windows. The 3-bay S part was formerly lower and open
to the roof, with tension braces in the walls and the service bay
partitioned off at S end. The lower parts of the arched braces
to the open truss of the hall survive below the inserted floor of
Cl? with chamfered axial beam and hollow stops. Inserted central
chimney at S end of hall with heavy ogee bracket supporting floor
beam. Walls heightened when floor inserted. S service bay
floored in C18 with a rough axial beam and square joists. E
front has 3 sash windows to upper floor surmounted by small half
timbered gables at eaves. 2 similar recessed sash windows to
ground floor with 3/3 panes and segmental arches, and 3-light
canted casement window in middle set in depth of wall. Large
open fireplace with chamfered lintol, and benches and recesses

Listing NGR: TL2714924294

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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