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Pear Tree Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6658 / 51°39'56"N

Longitude: -0.6938 / 0°41'37"W

OS Eastings: 490434

OS Northings: 197139

OS Grid: SU904971

Mapcode National: GBR D4T.KDS

Mapcode Global: VHDVZ.XDLC

Entry Name: Pear Tree Cottage

Listing Date: 25 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1332457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 44596

Location: Little Missenden, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, HP15

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Chiltern

Civil Parish: Little Missenden

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Penn Street

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

LITTLE MISSENDEN POND APPROACH
SU 99 NW
(north side) Holmer Green
3/40

- Pear Tree Cottage
II

Pair of cottages, now all one. Early C18 with late C18/early C19 added wing;
C20 alterations and additions. Red brick in Flemish bond, wing with blue
headers; plain tile roofs. 2 storeys, 2 bays, with 2-bay wing added to rear
left, added rear outshut in angle with wing, and 1960s additions to rear right
and set back on right. Entrance elevation: flint and brick plinth. Board
stable door at each end, that on left in 1960s open, gabled, porch. Two 2-
light 1960s wooden casement windows to each floor with tile sills. Ground-
floor openings have segmental header-brick arches. Platt band. Boxed eaves.
Hipped roof with central ridge stack. Left return: front range is pebble-
dashed and has platt bank returned from front. Wing: central small-pane glazed
door flanked by blue-brick vertical panels, a 2-light window to left, and
a 3-light window and end of iron tie-rod to right; two 2-light windows to
1st floor; ground-floor openings have segmental headed-brick arches; windows
have small-pane glazing (apart from 1960s window to lst-floor left) and tile
sills; stepped dentilled eaves; roof hipped at left end. Rear: wing has
stepped eaves and lateral stack to inner return; 1960s rear addition and late
C20 lean-to addition against wing are not of special interest. Interior:
central chimney, with back-to-back fireplaces, retains large fireplace with
timber bressumer in left-hand room, with old board cupboard doors on its right.
Large-scantling cross-beam with wooden-pegged joists in left-hand room. Roof
of main range has bridle-jointed, rafters and no ridge-piece; raking queen-
strut roof truss at junction with wing which has plant ridge-piece. The
building is reported to date to c.1704 and at one time to have been used as
the village workhouse.


Listing NGR: SU9043497139

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