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Description: Spellers Cottages
Date Listed: 11 September 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 159938
OS Grid Reference: TL4180714056
OS Grid Coordinates: 541807, 214056
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8072, 0.0555
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TL 4113 HUNSDON ACORN STREET
8/2 Spellers Cottages
Nos 1 and 2
11.9.80 (previously listed
as Nos 1 and 2
2 houses adjoining. C16 cottage of 2 bays (No 1), possibly the
Warren House mentioned in 1667 (HLHS (1979) 35). No 1 was
remodelled when No 2 was built in the early C19 to form a semi-
detached pair. 2 storeys. 2 gabled bays to road with entrance
extension to No 2. Tiled roofs with C19 red brick stacks.
Timberframed with rendered fronts. 2-light iron casements with
leaded lights. C19 doorways with hood. No 1 retains original
C16 roof with square crown post with slender curved braces up to
collar purlin. No 2 with C19 rafter and purlin roof. The C18
Speller family of Hunsdon probably acquired the property in the
1840s and may have been responsible for the additions and
remodelling. A picturesque pair of semi-detached estate cottages
formed by the extension and disguising of a C16 cottage c1840.
Part of a group with Spellers, and with Rosella to NE.
Listing NGR: TL4180714056
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Source: English Heritage
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