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Button Snap, Westmill

Description: Button Snap

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 161356

OS Grid Reference: TL3490226426
OS Grid Coordinates: 534902, 226426
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9200, -0.0398

Location: Westmill, Hertfordshire SG9 9NN

Locality: Westmill
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 9NN

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Listing Text

(north side)

1/5 Button Snap

22. 2. 67

- II

House. C17 or earlier, E part possibly a later extension.
Timber frame roughcast on plastered red brick sill. Very steep
thatched roof hipped at W and with higher eaves in E part.
Originally probably a 2-cell house facing S with an end chimney
at E, with slightly later one and a half storeys E extension
beyond the chimney. Single storey W part has slightly battered
end wall and central plank door flanked by 3-light flush
mullioned wooden casement windows with leaded lattice glazing. A
small ceramic plaque each side of door give information on Lamb.
Single small leaded window to E part on S wall, with door and
window in end wall and 2-light leaded attic window. Owned by
Charles Lamb from 1812 to 1815 and mentioned in his essay 'My
First Play'. Presented by Mrs Greg to the Royal Society of Arts
and acquired by the Charles Lamb Society in 1949. (Ewing (1928)

Listing NGR: TL3490226426

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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