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Water Lane Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7136 / 51°42'48"N

Longitude: -0.5338 / 0°32'1"W

OS Eastings: 501391

OS Northings: 202664

OS Grid: TL013026

Mapcode National: GBR G73.HW2

Mapcode Global: VHFSB.P6N7

Entry Name: Water Lane Cottage

Listing Date: 2 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157577

Location: Bovingdon, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP3

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Bovingdon

Built-Up Area: Bovingdon

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bovingdon

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 00 SW (East side)

6/50 Water Lane Cottage

- II

House. Late C15, open hall house, floor inserted in C16, reduced to 2
bays and brick cased in C18. N end added c.1968. Timber frame cased in
red brick with steep old red tile roof. A 2-storeys 2 windows house
facing W with hipped glazed central porch. 3-light leaded casement
windows. Single storey brick and tile extension beyond external N gable
chimney. The building represents half of a 4-bays medieval hall house
formerly extending to N. The bay remaining was the upper end bay of the
hall and has the timbered partition with mortices for the pegs
supporting the bench. Former open truss in roofspace has an
arched-braced collar beam (not a cruck as noted by Pevsner(1977)107).
Inserted floor in hall has elaborately moulded beam and chamfered joists
with 3-sided stepped stops. Off-centre placing of beam in front of
chimney points to an earlier wooden chimney replaced by the present C18
one. Jowled posts and straight braces in S gable with shutter groove
under S end tie-beam and central post. Stair trap in SE corner.
Carpenter marks on flat joists. Clasped-purlin roof structure. Cast iron
Boxmoor grazing rights plaque no.657 (and another no.658 preserved in
house). (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL0139102664

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