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Staples Cottage, Datchworth

Description: Staples Cottage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 159577

OS Grid Reference: TL2759919619
OS Grid Coordinates: 527599, 219619
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8606, -0.1484

Location: Raffin Green Lane, Datchworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6RN

Locality: Datchworth
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG3 6RN

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Listing Text

(east side)

5/1 Staples Cottage
(formerly listed as
24.11.66 Staples)


House. Late C16, W end and hall range rebuilt Cl?, extensions to
E and N later C19, and N lean-to and conservatory c1960. Timber
frame on red brick sill (renewed), plastered with panelled fan-
pargetting. Steep old red tile roofs. Originally a T-shaped
house with C16 2-storeys 2-bay crosswing at S and hall range,
rebuilt in early Cl? as 2-storeys, projecting to N with lm wide
passage at S end. Also a Cl? one and a half storeys, l-bay
service room added at W end of crosswing (now entrance hall) with
external gable chimney. Large external E gable chimney with crow
steps at E end of larger bay of S crosswing. Hall range extended
a bay to N and then by a lower 2-storeys range. N side of
crosswing partitioned as passage in timber framing - possibly for
an entrance on the E. 3-light and 4-light hardwood mullioned
windows with slim metal casements. S front has a gabled dormer
in the one and a half storeys W part with heavy battened old oak
door up 3 steps with flat hood on small shaped brackets. 2
windows to each floor of crosswing. Hardwood mullioned windows
with horizontal proportions. Large red brick chimney with axial
flues and crow-step decoration. Shallow catslide roof to E
side extension. An impressive and picturesque timber framed
house clearly showing the stages in its construction.

Listing NGR: TL2759919619

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Source: English Heritage

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