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Yew Tree Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Aston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9018 / 51°54'6"N

Longitude: -0.1592 / 0°9'33"W

OS Eastings: 526743

OS Northings: 224179

OS Grid: TL267241

Mapcode National: GBR J7Y.NLD

Mapcode Global: VHGP1.6G6G

Entry Name: Yew Tree Cottage

Listing Date: 31 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101398

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159588

Location: Aston, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Aston

Built-Up Area: Stevenage

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Aston

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

( north side )

3/18 No 60
(Yew Tree Cottage)


House. Early C16 open hall house, floors and central chimney
inserted in later Cl7 or early C18 ('FR 1716' painted on front
dormer), fireplace altered and oven and W gable chimney added
late C18 or early C19, flat roofed porches 1958, rear wing 1966.
Timber frame on plastered brick sill, roughcast with oval
pargetting motif over door. Pale buff brick and white painted
timberpergola to front porches. Steep red tile half hipped
roof. Central chimney plastered, red brick external W gable
chimney. A 3-cell house, facing S. Open hall of unequal bays,
and 2 end bays, all without evidence of upper floors. Late Cl7
central chimney built in crosspassage creating lobby entry plan.
Axial chamferred beams (with ogee stops in hall) carry inserted
floor. Winding stair formerly in W room unheated up to late C18.
C20 stair formed at NE corner next new rear wing, exposing
framing. 3 windows front with gabled 2-light dormer to chamber
over hall (painted date in gable). 3-light casement windows to
ends but larger C20 sliding window in middle to right of flat
roofed porch with pergola linked to small flat roofed extension
to E end, all in buff brick. Plastered, flat roofed 1st floor
extension at rear NE on piers on steep hillside. Interior has
open fireplace in hall with iron door to oven in N jamb, exposed
timbers with jowled posts, cambered tie-beam to open truss of
hall, clasped-purl in roof with curved wind-braces, edge-halved
scarf joint with bridled butts in rear wallplate to larger hall
bay, and face-halved scarf joint with sallied butts in rear
wallplate near E end. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2674324179

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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