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Essex Cottage, Anstey

Description: Essex Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 160251

OS Grid Reference: TL4039732429
OS Grid Coordinates: 540397, 232429
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9726, 0.0425

Location: Anstey, Hertfordshire SG9 0BZ

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

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Listing Text

(East side)

7/30 Essex Cottage


House. C16 or earlier. Hall floored and chimney inserted in C17.
Restored in C20. Timber frame roughcast with steep half-hipped thatch
roof. A long, 5-bay, 1½ storeys house facing W with internal chimney a
third from S end and later gable chimney added to N end. W front on
roadside has 4 windows and 2 dormers at the eaves. 2- and 3-light flush
casement windows with leaded glazing. Battened door in middle with a red
brick bulge of an oven to RH. Flat-laid rafters visible at eaves.
Interior has evidence of former open hall, with slots for braces in bay
posts in S bay flanking inglenook. Butt ends of cut-off tie-beam above,
and at back of chimney a fragment of tie-beam and one supporting brace.
(Bailey (1980)23).

Listing NGR: TL4039732429

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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