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Reeves Cottage, Preston

Description: Reeves Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162880

OS Grid Reference: TL1807624301
OS Grid Coordinates: 518076, 224301
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9047, -0.2851

Location: Back Lane, Preston, Hertfordshire SG4 7UQ

Locality: Preston
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7UQ

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Listing Text

(West side)

9/88 Reeves Cottage


House. Late medieval open hall house, chimney stack and floors inserted
in early C17, front lean-to extension C18, S end extension 1970s. Timber
frame, roughcast with steep old red tiled roof carried down as catslide
over front extension. A 16 storeys house facing E with canted bay window
with hipped tiled roof to left of door and lean-to red brick extension
on right. A 3-lights and single-light box dormer at eaves. Boarded door
under flat hood on shaped brackets. Large internal chimney, with
corbelled cap, a third from N end. Small projecting S gable stack
flanked by a window on each side on each floor. Interior has exposed
frame, axial beams. Fragmentary evidence of a 2-bays open hall with
smoke blackened rafters remaining. House was presumably larger. Bar and
hollow stops to inserted beam in N room similar to stops on lintels to
back-to-back fireplaces in stack built around the central truss.
Formerly called Hill Farm Cottage. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1807624301

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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