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The Old Cottage, Ashtead

Description: The Old Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 290416

OS Grid Reference: TQ1798457701
OS Grid Coordinates: 517984, 157701
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3062, -0.3088

Location: Ottways Lane, Leatherhead, Surrey KT21 2NB

Locality: Ashtead
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT21 2NB

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Listing Text

The Old Cottage


Farmhouse, subsequently bakery, now house. Probably later C17, enlarged in later
C18 or early C19; altered in C20. Timber frame and brick, now roughcast
(painted white), red tile roof on 2 levels. Three structural bays with continuous
rear outshut, plus one-bay addition at right-hand (west) end and lean-to addition
at left end. Two storeys with three 1st-floor windows (in the main range only);
at ground floor the 1st and 2nd bays have a blocked former doorway at the
junction, a 3-fight casement to the left, and an 18-pane fixed window to the
right, all under a black-painted fascia board, and the 3rd bay also has a 3-light
casement; the 1st floor has 3 similar casements; the lean-to to the left has a 4-
pane sash. The roof has a dormer over the 3rd bay, and at the right-hand gable
the chimney rising from the stack at the original gable wall is detached from
this gable but attached to that of the addition (which is higher and has no
openings to the front). The right-hand return wall of this addition has a 12-pane
sash on each floor and a modern porch to the rear of these. The rear has a
catslide roof to the outshut of the main range, which has been raised at the
east end and has a wide inserted dormer at the west end, and various modern
windows. Interior: large lateral beam at junction of 1st and 2nd bays with
blocked mortices of former partition; timber-framed partition at junction of 2nd
bays; large inglenook fireplace with timber bressummer at former west gable
wall; under staircase in this room, a muntin-and-rail door with H-hinges;
wallposts and tie-beams exposed at 1st floor. History: following occupation by
Arthur family from late C17, was bakery house in C19; was known as "Ordnance
Cottage" from c.1870 to c.1920 (reference: Proc. LDLHS VoL5, No.1, 1987).

Listing NGR: TQ1798457701

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Source: English Heritage

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