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Description: Blacksmiths Cottages in Blacksmith's Yard
Date Listed: 18 March 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 162782
OS Grid Reference: TL2137227405
OS Grid Coordinates: 521372, 227405
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9319, -0.2361
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WYMONDLEY STEVENAGE ROAD
TL 2127 (South side)
11/170 Blacksmiths Cottages
18.3.80 Nos. 1, and 2
in Blacksmith's Yard
House, now 2 houses. Early C17, earliest ref 1643, divided later, one
house in C19, 2 in C20, renovated with additions as 2 houses c.1985.
Timber frame roughcast on ground floor, dark weatherboarding on 1st
floor. Steep pitched roof once thatched now slated with rear slope
extending down over outshut. Hipped lean-to roofed low extensions at
each end. A 2-storeys, internal chimney, lobby entry plan house in yard
off high road facing E. N house No. 1 has a 2-lights flush casement
window above a 3-lights window with plank door next RH corner. No. 2 has
2-lights window over plank door to lobby entry in line with internal
chimney. Ground floor 3-lights window to LH and projecting stair turret
at LH end of front next later external S gable chimney. Interior has
exposed timbers with axial chamfered beam and exposed joists. Straight
tension braces to corner of frame. Jowled posts. Collar- and queen-
strut trusses to clasped-purlin roof. Face-halved bladed scarf joint in
wallplate. Roof of 2 bays separated by a narrow chimney and stair bays
(inf Mr. Farris).
Listing NGR: TL2137227405
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Source: English Heritage
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