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Description: Down Cottage
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159981
OS Grid Reference: TL4169514085
OS Grid Coordinates: 541695, 214085
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8075, 0.0539
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TL 4114 HUNSDON HIGH STREET
7/20 No 21
NO 23 (Down Gottage)
House, now 2 houses. C17. One and a half storeys timberframed
plastered house facing S with timberframed weatherboarded low 2
storeys rear addition in C18 when 3 cottages, now 2 houses.
Steep old red tiled front slope to gabled roof with 3 gabled
dormers along the wall-head. Rear slope of red pantiles extends
over rear addition. 3-unit former lobby-entry plan with No 21
representing hall and parlour: No 23 the service room with
mortices of an axial partition in its chamfered and stopped axial
beam. Large central chimney with back-to-back fireplaces in No
21. Later external gable chimney to No 23. Plastered front with
2-light casement windows in the 3 dormers. C18 plate casement to
No 23. 3-light wooden casement window to each house, 2-light
casement in blocked doorway in No 21. 4-panel flush beaded C19
door to No 23 and modern boarded door and renewed windows to No
21. Continuous dripboard on shaped brackets over Ground floor
openings. An unusually wide span timberframed structure exposed
in both houses. Unjowled posts and straight tension bracing.
Stairs rise against original rear wall. Axial floor beam with
squared joists. Chamfered lintel to open fireplace in hall. An
historic C17 3-unit central chimney house of special interest.
Part of a picturesque group in the centre of the village
Listing NGR: TL4169514085
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Source: English Heritage
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