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Description: Hampton Cottage
Date Listed: 7 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 290522
OS Grid Reference: TQ1661656324
OS Grid Coordinates: 516616, 156324
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2941, -0.3289
LEATHERHEAD CHURCH STREET
TQ 1656 SE (west side)
No. 64 (Hampton Cottage)
7.9.51 (formerly listed as No.28)
Cottage, now museum. Mid C17, altered, and recently restored. Timber frame of
elm (on modern brick plinth), with rendered brick nogging, pantile roof.
Rectangular plan of 3 structural bays, gable to road. Two low storeys; the timber
framing exposed in both gable walls and on the north side (mostly above ground
floor level) consists of corner and wall-posts, mid-rails, down-braces from the
posts, regularly spaced studs, wallplates, and a roof truss in the east gable wall
with 2 queen struts (the west gable wall apparently rebuilt); some timbers have
scratched carpenter's marks, and the 1st bay on the north side incorporates an
unglazed wooden diamond-mullion window at 1st floor (now with secondary
glazing inside). The gabled facade to the road now has a small oriel window and
a casement at ground floor, and an inserted 2-light casement above, breaking
into the tie-beam; the north side has a modern gabled porch offset left of
centre, a casement to the left and another above and to the right; the south
side has 2 external chimney stacks (that to the rear probably C17); and the rear
gable wall has a doorway and modern oriel at ground floor, and a 2-light
casement above. Interior: exposed timber framing and some wattle-and-daub
panels; staircase inserted in middle bay. History: erected on glebe land between
1642 and 1682, and occupied at the latter date by the widow of a falconer
(reference: LDLHS History, pp 310, 312).
Listing NGR: TQ1661656324
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Source: English Heritage
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