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Date Listed: 18 June 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 231824
OS Grid Reference: TL0403088059
OS Grid Coordinates: 504030, 288059
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4806, -0.4696
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1. (South Side)
No 16 (Cobthorne)
TL 0488 1/82 18.6.55.
The house is set back from the road with a gravel court; double entrance, presumably
once enclosed by iron railings. 1700, a magnificent house, 2 storeys and semi-basement,
5 windows. Built of coursed rubble with flush dressed quoins; deep plinth; band
at 1st floor level has deep moulding top and bottom; massive coved plaster eaves
continue round the sides and the steep double gabled stone slate roof is splayed
on the corners to cover this and it has a slate topping across the gable ends.
Plain verges on the gables and 4 large stone chimney stacks with a panel on each
face, and heavy cornices. Lunettes in each gable. Road front, 3 large hipped
dormers 2-light stone mullioned windows to the basement; the ground and 1st floor
windows are early sash complete with heavy glazing bars, wide wooden cases, shallow
reveals, wide architrave with moulded inner and outer edge and moulded cill. The
architrave of the central window is eared and shouldered with ramped volutes at
sides. Central entrance approached by semi-circular flight of 6 steps. Heavy
doorcase, 2 panelled pilasters with consoles supporting a triangular pediment which
breaks into the cill of 1st floor window, relatively low semi-circular -headed
doorway with pilasters and archivolt and between this and the base of the pediment
is an oval light with double moulded archivolt. Good panelled door. Single storey
extension east with lateral gable. 2 late sash windows. Good interior, and garden
front very much as street front.
Nos 2 to 36 (even) and 42 to 46A (even) and 52 to 98 (even) form a group.
Listing NGR: TL0403088059
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Source: English Heritage
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