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Lavender Cottage, Pirton

Description: Lavender Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 163186

OS Grid Reference: TL1435731937
OS Grid Coordinates: 514357, 231937
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9741, -0.3366

Location: 19A Shillington Road, Pirton SG5 3QJ

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

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Listing Text

TL 1431 (South side)

7/176 No. 21
- (Lavender Cottage)


House. Early C16 open hall house, early C17 W crosswing. Timber frame on
battered brick plinth, roughcast, with steep pitched thatch roofs. A
small L-shaped house set back from road facing N, with single-storey
hall range and 1 1/2-storeys W crosswing projecting only to front. 3
windows front with an upper window in gable of crosswing. 2-lights flush
casement windows with small-panes. Plank door opposite internal C17
chimney near middle of hall range. Originally a 2 rooms house open to
roof with hearth in W room shown by thicker soot blackening of
clasped-purlin roof. 2 posts on ground floor have stopped grooves for
wattle infill. Ceiling inserted on axial beam with internal chimney in
C17 heating W room. Crosswing added to W with unheated parlour and
chamber over reached by stair in SE corner. Chamfered and stopped beam.
1st floor partly in roof with traces of big windows below tie-beam.
Clasped-purlin roof with long straight windbraces and ceiling at purlin
level. C20 addition to rear. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1435731937

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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