Description: Lawes Cottage
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 320755
OS Grid Reference: SU0145631589
OS Grid Coordinates: 401456, 131589
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0836, -1.9806
SU 03 SW DINTON SNOW HILL
1/169 Lawes Cottage
Detached house. Late C17. Rubble stone, stone slate roof with
gable end stone and brick stacks and coped verges. Three-cell
house. Two-storey, 4-window. Planked door to right of centre, 3-
light recessed chamfered mullioned casement with hoodmould to right
and 3-light and 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned casements with
hoodmoulds to left. First floor has two 3-light mullioned
casements with hoodmoulds and two 2-light mullioned casements.
Left return has 2-light mullioned casement with hoodmould to ground
and first floor. Right return has external brick stack. Rear has
two 3-light wood mullioned casements and 2-light leaded casement
lighting stairs to left, first floor has two 3-light wood mullioned
casements, two flat-headed dormers and one raking dormer over attic
stair window. Attached to left is C19 extension.
Interior has chamfered beams with ogee stops to ground and first
floors, beam of central ground floor room supported on jowled post,
partly blocked open fireplace to west room, winding stairs to rear
rise to attic. Three-bay collar-truss roof. Cottage takes its
name from the composer Henry Lawes, born in Dinton 1596, who wrote
the music for Milton's Masque 'Comus', and his brother William born
1602, also composer add musician.
(V.C.H. Wiltshire, Vol 8, 1965; Oxford Companion to Music, 1978)
Listing NGR: SU0145631589
Source: English Heritage
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