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Chequers Cottages, Numbers 1 to 6 Inclusive and 3 Linked Rear Outhouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9102 / 51°54'36"N

Longitude: -0.2869 / 0°17'12"W

OS Eastings: 517933

OS Northings: 224906

OS Grid: TL179249

Mapcode National: GBR H6G.68T

Mapcode Global: VHGNY.Z75Z

Entry Name: Chequers Cottages, Numbers 1 to 6 Inclusive and 3 Linked Rear Outhouses

Listing Date: 14 January 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176623

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162871

Location: Preston, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Preston

Built-Up Area: Preston (North Hertfordshire)

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Paul's Walden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(West side)

8/79 Chequers Cottages
14.1.77 Nos. 1-6 inclusive,
and 3 linked rear


Block of estate cottages and 3 rear outhouses. 1913 by E.L. Lutyens for
H.G. Fenwick. Dark red narrow brick in Flemish garden-wall bond with
some blue bricks. Light red brick dressings and arches. Tilehanging to
1st floor and the steep pitched roofs in handmade red tiles. A tall
2-storeys block facing E symmetrical about a brick barrel-vaulted
central passage and with a projecting gabled crosswing at each end and
hipped-roofed lower projections at ends and rear. 3 hip-roofed
single-storey, brick outhouses symmetrically disposed at rear with round
arched openings to central passage in middle one on central axis of
block. E front has irregular disposition of openings mirrored in each
half, and 6 fat square chimneys along the ridge each with clasping
corner pilasters and waisted cap typical of Lutyens work in the area. A
large rectangular chimney with 2 square shafts linked by a recessed
panel projects at outer side of each crosswing. The roofs have bellcast
eaves and swept tiled valleys. 6 vertically moulded plank doors in heavy
wooden frames. 4 6-lights flush wooden casement windows to 1st floor
under the eaves and with small panes. These light the staircase landing.
2-light similar window over door to end houses, which also have the
crosswings. Ground floor has, each side of centre, a 4-lights flush
casement window, a door, a pair of small leaded larder windows with
brick mullion and tile lintel and drip, a door, a pair of larder
windows, a 2-light flush casement window, and the door of the end house.
Central round-headed gauged arch to passage, has recessed spandrels, red
dressings to jambs, and a 2-lights hipped dormer window rising through
the eaves above. Each projecting crosswing gable has a 4-light flush
casement window central to the 1st floor, and a 4-lights and 1-light
casement window on the ground floor round the outer corner.

Listing NGR: TL1793324906

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