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Down Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8075 / 51°48'26"N

Longitude: 0.0539 / 0°3'13"E

OS Eastings: 541695

OS Northings: 214085

OS Grid: TL416140

Mapcode National: GBR LD1.NFH

Mapcode Global: VHHLZ.WTBS

Entry Name: Down Cottage

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101983

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159981

Location: Hunsdon, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hunsdon

Built-Up Area: Hunsdon

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hunsdon

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 4114 HUNSDON HIGH STREET
(west side)
Hunsdon village

7/20 No 21
NO 23 (Down Gottage)
-

GV II


House, now 2 houses. C17. One and a half storeys timberframed
plastered house facing S with timberframed weatherboarded low 2
storeys rear addition in C18 when 3 cottages, now 2 houses.
Steep old red tiled front slope to gabled roof with 3 gabled
dormers along the wall-head. Rear slope of red pantiles extends
over rear addition. 3-unit former lobby-entry plan with No 21
representing hall and parlour: No 23 the service room with
mortices of an axial partition in its chamfered and stopped axial
beam. Large central chimney with back-to-back fireplaces in No
21. Later external gable chimney to No 23. Plastered front with
2-light casement windows in the 3 dormers. C18 plate casement to
No 23. 3-light wooden casement window to each house, 2-light
casement in blocked doorway in No 21. 4-panel flush beaded C19
door to No 23 and modern boarded door and renewed windows to No
21. Continuous dripboard on shaped brackets over Ground floor
openings. An unusually wide span timberframed structure exposed
in both houses. Unjowled posts and straight tension bracing.
Stairs rise against original rear wall. Axial floor beam with
squared joists. Chamfered lintel to open fireplace in hall. An
historic C17 3-unit central chimney house of special interest.
Part of a picturesque group in the centre of the village
Conservation Area.


Listing NGR: TL4169514085

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