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Monks Fitchett, Wallington

Description: Monks Fitchett

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 162276

OS Grid Reference: TL2924233839
OS Grid Coordinates: 529242, 233839
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9880, -0.1193

Location: 2 Wallington Road, Bygrave, Hertfordshire SG7 6SP

Locality: Wallington
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG7 6SP

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Listing Text

(North side)

6/143 No. 2
- (Monks Fitchett)


House, late C17 altered and extended. Timber frame, pargetted plaster.
Wood bark tiles on steeply pitched roof, originally thatched. Yellow
brick stacks. Two cell cottage with central entrance, extended by one
bay to left. 2 storeys, 3 windows. 2 right hand first floor windows are
3 light lattice casements. Timber door. Cross axial ridge stack to left
where original cottage ended. Stack in right end wall on rear pitch.
Wall plate visible in right return wall. Small extension to rear left.
Interior not inspected. George Orwell lived and served as the village
grocer here between 1936 and 1940, owning the house until 1947. From
Wallington must come 'Willingdon', the setting for Animal Farm.

Listing NGR: TL2924233839

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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