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Description: Spindle Cottage
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162889
OS Grid Reference: TL1803524910
OS Grid Coordinates: 518035, 224910
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9102, -0.2855
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TL 1824 PRESTON HITCHIN ROAD
9/97 Spindle Cottage
House. 'IE 1717' in metal letters on front, S part C20 extension. Red
brick in Flemish-bond, now painted. Steep old red tile roof. A 1½
storeys, 3-cells house facing E, with matching one cell S extension. E
front has plinth, 4 windows with segmental arches, and 4 gabled dormers
at the eaves. 2-light casement windows with leaded glazing to dormers.
Similar to S window. 2 3-light similar windows to left of plank door.
Canted oriel replaces window on right. Internal chimney near middle for
kitchen, external N gable chimney for parlour. A 3-cells plan originally
with entrance into large lobby with stair rising to left and service
room partitioned off to rear. Partition below axial beam. S cell a
kitchen greatly narrowed by the large internal chimney and fireplace
with high plain lintel. Parlour at E with longitudinal beams in ceiling
and moulded fire surround. Plain beams and squared joists. Run-out
chamfers. Re-used timbers in roof, some smoke-blackened. No evidence
that it was ever a single-storey house. (RCHM Typescript).
Listing NGR: TL1803524910
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Source: English Heritage
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