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Number 1, and 2 (Woodside Cottage), Anstey

Description: Number 1, and 2 (Woodside Cottage)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 160243

OS Grid Reference: TL4032733360
OS Grid Coordinates: 540327, 233360
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9810, 0.0419

Location: Anstey, Hertfordshire SG9 0BS

Locality: Anstey
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 0BS

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Listing Text

(South side)
- Nos 1, and 2
(Woodside Cottage)

- II

House, now 2 houses. Circa 1500 open hall house, W part C19 and later
C20. Timber frame roughcast, white weatherboarding to E bay, matching
roughcast extensions at W, and continuous steep thatched roof hipped at
E. Originally a 4-bay open hall house facing N, it still has a
soot-blackened roof structure, with framing for W hip and gablet
preserved. Solar at E end with heavy flat axial joists and steep stair
against rear wall, and trimmed stair opening in SW corner of former
service room at W. Curved tension braces in rear wall and in partition
at upper end of hall. Curved wind braces to central truss of hall
(tie-beam cut away). Large internal chimney with back-to-back
fireplaces, and formerly an oven, inserted in lower bay of hall in C18
and lower part of W partition of hall cut away. Hall floored and rear
dormer inserted. Divided in C19 sharing central chimney. No.1 at E. A
most interesting survival of a late medieval small open hall house.
(Bailey (1980)18).

Listing NGR: TL4032733360

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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