Description: Humblebee Cottages
Date Listed: 22 June 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 307045
OS Grid Reference: SP3565058666
OS Grid Coordinates: 435650, 258666
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2251, -1.4795
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CHESTERTON AND KINGSTON
5/49 Nos.1, 2 and 3 Humblebee
Row of 3 cottages. Said to be mid C16 barn converted to cottages mid C17.
Refaced and altered late C18. Timber framed; refaced and partly rebuilt in
Flemish bond red brick with flared headers. Old tile roof; brick ridge and right
end stack. Each is one-unit plan. 2 storeys; 6-window range. No.3 on right has
plank door with painted wood lintel. 2-light casements, mostly leaded; some
fragmentary or missing. Ground floor windows have brick segmental arches. Left
return side of No.1 has doorway on each floor. To rear: plank doors and one and
2-light casements to ground floor only. Interior: Nos.I and 2 have open
fireplaces with C19 cast iron ranges; No.2 has bread oven. Stud partitions. No.2
has ogee-stop chamfered ceiling beam and 2 jowled posts. Straight flight winder
stairs. Wide floorboards. Trenched purlin roof has tie beams cut through. Said
to have originally been the stables of Chesterton House, demolished in 1802.
Listing NGR: SP3565058666
Source: English Heritage
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