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Yew Tree Cottage, Aston

Description: Yew Tree Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159588

OS Grid Reference: TL2674324179
OS Grid Coordinates: 526743, 224179
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9017, -0.1592

Location: 60 Tatlers Lane, Aston, Hertfordshire SG2 7HN

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

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Listing Text

( north side )

3/18 No 60
(Yew Tree Cottage)


House. Early C16 open hall house, floors and central chimney
inserted in later Cl7 or early C18 ('FR 1716' painted on front
dormer), fireplace altered and oven and W gable chimney added
late C18 or early C19, flat roofed porches 1958, rear wing 1966.
Timber frame on plastered brick sill, roughcast with oval
pargetting motif over door. Pale buff brick and white painted
timberpergola to front porches. Steep red tile half hipped
roof. Central chimney plastered, red brick external W gable
chimney. A 3-cell house, facing S. Open hall of unequal bays,
and 2 end bays, all without evidence of upper floors. Late Cl7
central chimney built in crosspassage creating lobby entry plan.
Axial chamferred beams (with ogee stops in hall) carry inserted
floor. Winding stair formerly in W room unheated up to late C18.
C20 stair formed at NE corner next new rear wing, exposing
framing. 3 windows front with gabled 2-light dormer to chamber
over hall (painted date in gable). 3-light casement windows to
ends but larger C20 sliding window in middle to right of flat
roofed porch with pergola linked to small flat roofed extension
to E end, all in buff brick. Plastered, flat roofed 1st floor
extension at rear NE on piers on steep hillside. Interior has
open fireplace in hall with iron door to oven in N jamb, exposed
timbers with jowled posts, cambered tie-beam to open truss of
hall, clasped-purl in roof with curved wind-braces, edge-halved
scarf joint with bridled butts in rear wallplate to larger hall
bay, and face-halved scarf joint with sallied butts in rear
wallplate near E end. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2674324179

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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