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Fir Tree Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9085 / 51°54'30"N

Longitude: -0.2863 / 0°17'10"W

OS Eastings: 517981

OS Northings: 224716

OS Grid: TL179247

Mapcode National: GBR H6G.6FT

Mapcode Global: VHGNZ.0909

Plus Code: 9C3XWP57+9F

Entry Name: Fir Tree Cottage

Listing Date: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102426

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162883

Location: Preston, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Preston

Built-Up Area: Preston

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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8/91 Fig Tree Cottage


House. C16 former open hall house, floor and chimney inserted in late
C16, S bay with its rear outshut probably C17, C18 brick casing of walls
with wall heightened in framing to 2-storeys in older part of house.
Timber frame roughcast with ground floor front of red brick in
Flemish-bond. Steep old red tile roof, part of rear slope slated. A
2-storeys house facing E, partly overlapped at N by a low link and Vine
Cottage. 2 windows on each floor. 3-lights flush casement windows with
rectangular quarries in the leaded glazing. Canted oriel window to left
of battened front door. Small window to right of door. Internal chimney
a third from N end marking the older part of the house. Internal gable
chimney added to formerly unheated S bay. Interior has studs on former S
wall of hall exposed as a screen with peg hole in post for bench
support. Elaborate moulded axial beam with central roll, and ogee,
reserved chamfer and hollow on each side. Scratch moulding on soffit of
joists. Beam carried on post rather than jointed into horizontal timbers
of original frame. A 2-bays hall originally. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1798124716

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