If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Bonks Hill Cottage
Date Listed: 2 October 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 160833
OS Grid Reference: TL4739113731
OS Grid Coordinates: 547391, 213731
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8028, 0.1363
Explore more of the area around Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire at Explore Britain.
Bonks Hill Cottage
TL 478 143:6/10
Early C18. 'GW 1724' on fireplace lintol Gd floor S room. Possibly older
building remodelled then. C18, 1½ storey cross wing at lower level on N.
Early C19 Gothic remodelling of W and N elevations. Modern half hipped wing
on E front. Timber frame plastered 1½ storey house with steep gabled
thatched roof. Wide verge overhang with boarded soffit on small brackets.
Tiled gabled dormers on wall plate. W front in early C19 Gothic with
sinuous bargeboards and finials to dormers, moulded label and margin lights
to sash and casement windows. Cusped and pierced brackets to vergeboards
on N cross wing with spikey moulded pendants to foot and apex. Modern
leaded casement in blocked central door. Chimney to cross wing on W slope
next main block. On N side, splendid tiled gabled wooden Gothic porch.
Pendants, sinuous bargeboards and cusped side lights to door and on
returns. Door now blocked by casement window. Later C19 timber open
tiled porch to right. Small extension with red brick chimney in re-entrant
angle on E side. External lateral chimney on S end near corner. Interior
has some plank doors and chamfered axial beams in centre and S rooms of
3 rooms in line plan of older part with large chimney between southern
rooms. N cross wing later. Picturesque. Area next house formerly a
nursery and may be associated with the Rivers family who owned Bonks Hill
House opposite to N which was much more accessible before the road cutting
was made between in the C19.
Listing NGR: TL4739113731
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
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.