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Fox Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Aston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9027 / 51°54'9"N

Longitude: -0.1533 / 0°9'11"W

OS Eastings: 527149

OS Northings: 224294

OS Grid: TL271242

Mapcode National: GBR J7Y.Q2P

Mapcode Global: VHGP1.9FBR

Entry Name: Fox Cottage

Listing Date: 31 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101437

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159576

Location: Aston, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Aston

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

Aston End
(west side)

3/16 Fox Cottage



House, sometime The Fox PH. C16 or earlier open hall house with
2 storeys axial parlour wing at N, floor inserted and S part
heightened in Cl7, present central chimney of late Cl7 or C18,
front faced in brick and N end jetty underbuilt in C19, W
extension in 1970's. Timber frame on low stucco plinth,
roughcast. Painted red brick E front, red brick central chimney.
Red brick and pantile 2 storeys W extension of 1970's not of
special interest. Steep old red tile roof. A long, 2-storeys,
3-cell, central chimney plan house facing E. The N part of 2
bays was built with an upper floor, N end jetty, side-purlin roof
and heavy jowled posts with square-section curved braces. It has
a lower floor level and has a heavy cross beam supporting the
floor with joints for braces. The N jetty-beam survives with
mortices for a central upright flanked by 2 4-light diamond
mullioned windows. The 3-bay S part was formerly lower and open
to the roof, with tension braces in the walls and the service bay
partitioned off at S end. The lower parts of the arched braces
to the open truss of the hall survive below the inserted floor of
Cl? with chamfered axial beam and hollow stops. Inserted central
chimney at S end of hall with heavy ogee bracket supporting floor
beam. Walls heightened when floor inserted. S service bay
floored in C18 with a rough axial beam and square joists. E
front has 3 sash windows to upper floor surmounted by small half
timbered gables at eaves. 2 similar recessed sash windows to
ground floor with 3/3 panes and segmental arches, and 3-light
canted casement window in middle set in depth of wall. Large
open fireplace with chamfered lintol, and benches and recesses

Listing NGR: TL2714924294

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

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