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Rumbolds, Cottered

Description: Rumbolds

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 159874

OS Grid Reference: TL3254828501
OS Grid Coordinates: 532548, 228501
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9392, -0.0732

Location: Spring Lane, Cottered, Hertfordshire SG9 9QH

Locality: Cottered
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 9QH

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Listing Text

(east side)

3/11 Rumbolds
(formerly listed under General)

- II*

House. Early C16 open hall house, altered in C17, restored in
1950s. Timber frame on brick sill, roughcast with
weatherboarding to lower part of W gable and steep thatched
roof,half-hipped at W,with eaves stepping down from E to W at
rear. A one and a half storeys, T-plan house facing N with a
projecting 2-storeys, jettied E crosswing. Dramatically
picturesque aspect from lane to W. Large central chimney with 2
diagonal shafts a third from W end, with lobby entrance. E wing
has 2 rooms entered by twin doors from screens passage, one with
4-centred head, and stair at rear. Late C17 W bay of 2 storeys
added with chimney also serving hall. Floor in hall inserted on
moulded axial beam. C18 bread oven added to N end room (probably
kitchen). N front has 3 brackets to the jetty of the E wing, and
2 dormers at the eaves flanking the door. 3-light flush casement
window to left of door. 3 small flush casement windows with small
panes to rear (S), and door opposite the chimney. Hall fireplace
has splayed rear corners. Reversed curved bracing in E wing.
Crown-post roof with struts to collar purlin. An impressive and
picturesque late medieval house. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3254628500

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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