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Orchard Cottage, Pirton

Description: Orchard Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 163167

OS Grid Reference: TL1454131997
OS Grid Coordinates: 514541, 231997
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9746, -0.3339

Location: High Street, Pirton, Hertfordshire SG5 3PS

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

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Listing Text

TL 1431 (North side)

7/157 No. 7
- (Orchard Cottage)

- II

House. Circa 1600, E extension c.1980. Timber frame, roughcast, with
steep pitched roof formerly thatched now slated. A 2-storeys and attic,
2-cells, internal chimney, lobby-entry plan house facing S with
contemporary lean-to rear outshut, and 2-storeys E extension in matching
finishes. S front has 3 3-lights flush casement windows to each floor,
gabled porch opposite large chimney, and another to E extension next E
corner. Interior has exposed timbers with jowled posts, unjowled mid-bay
posts, clasped-purlin roof on straight inclined queen-posts, edge-halved
scarf joints, long thin straight tension braces, chamfered axial floor
beams with ogee stops and roughly squared joists. W room more important
with Jacobean scrolled bracket supporting W end of floor beam, principal
fireplace with pointed arched recesses in back, and winding stair to S
of stack. Moulded plank door on 1st floor.

Listing NGR: TL1454131997

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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