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Elm Cottage, Pirton

Description: Elm Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 163153

OS Grid Reference: TL1467231482
OS Grid Coordinates: 514672, 231482
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9700, -0.3321

Locality: Pirton
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG5 3QB

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Listing Text

TL 1431 (South side)

7/143 Nos. 12 (Elm Cottage),
- and 14

- II

House, now 2 houses. C16, with earlier crosswing, floor and chimney
inserted in C17, divided in C19. Timber frame on stuccoed plinth,
roughcast with steep pitched old red tile roofs, now of red tiles at
front. A large T-plan house facing N with taller 2-storeys crosswing at
W. Large internal chimney a third from E end and projecting chimney on W
side of wing (rebuilt). N front has 4 windows to each floor. 2-lights
flush casement windows. 4-centred, hollow-chamfered, broad doorway at LH
end of front. Gabled porch to ground floor of crosswing. Single-storey
C20 garage linked to N end, and 2-storeys S extension c.1985. Hall range
consists of 2 bays at S and a longer hall bay next the crosswing which
is a separate older structure. Interior has exposed frame, swept jowls
to posts, chamfered cambered tie beam on curved braces. Curved tension
braces in walls. Edge-halved scarf joint in wallplate with bridled
butts. Close studded front wall. Clasped-purlin roof with curved
wind-braces. Shutter grooves under wallplate for mullioned windows.
Collar and vertical struts in end trusses. When the central brick
chimney was built in the 2nd bay from E the tie-beam of the truss
immediately to E was cut away and a rougher one introduced further to W
hard against the stack.

Listing NGR: TL1467231482

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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