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Fir Tree Cottage, Preston

Description: Fir Tree Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162883

OS Grid Reference: TL1798124716
OS Grid Coordinates: 517981, 224716
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9085, -0.2863

Location: The Green, Preston, Hertfordshire SG4 7UD

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

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Listing Text

(West side)

8/91 Fig Tree Cottage


House. C16 former open hall house, floor and chimney inserted in late
C16, S bay with its rear outshut probably C17, C18 brick casing of walls
with wall heightened in framing to 2-storeys in older part of house.
Timber frame roughcast with ground floor front of red brick in
Flemish-bond. Steep old red tile roof, part of rear slope slated. A
2-storeys house facing E, partly overlapped at N by a low link and Vine
Cottage. 2 windows on each floor. 3-lights flush casement windows with
rectangular quarries in the leaded glazing. Canted oriel window to left
of battened front door. Small window to right of door. Internal chimney
a third from N end marking the older part of the house. Internal gable
chimney added to formerly unheated S bay. Interior has studs on former S
wall of hall exposed as a screen with peg hole in post for bench
support. Elaborate moulded axial beam with central roll, and ogee,
reserved chamfer and hollow on each side. Scratch moulding on soffit of
joists. Beam carried on post rather than jointed into horizontal timbers
of original frame. A 2-bays hall originally. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1798124716

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Source: English Heritage

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