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Latitude: 51.0836 / 51°5'1"N
Longitude: -1.9806 / 1°58'50"W
OS Eastings: 401456
OS Northings: 131589
OS Grid: SU014315
Mapcode National: GBR 2Y4.XSG
Mapcode Global: FRA 66R8.07D
Entry Name: Lawes Cottage
Listing Date: 23 March 1960
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1146124
English Heritage Legacy ID: 320755
Location: Dinton, Wiltshire, SP3
Civil Parish: Dinton
Built-Up Area: Dinton
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Dinton St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SU 03 SW DINTON SNOW HILL
1/169 Lawes Cottage
Detached house. Late C17. Rubble stone, stone slate roof with
gable end stone and brick stacks and coped verges. Three-cell
house. Two-storey, 4-window. Planked door to right of centre, 3-
light recessed chamfered mullioned casement with hoodmould to right
and 3-light and 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned casements with
hoodmoulds to left. First floor has two 3-light mullioned
casements with hoodmoulds and two 2-light mullioned casements.
Left return has 2-light mullioned casement with hoodmould to ground
and first floor. Right return has external brick stack. Rear has
two 3-light wood mullioned casements and 2-light leaded casement
lighting stairs to left, first floor has two 3-light wood mullioned
casements, two flat-headed dormers and one raking dormer over attic
stair window. Attached to left is C19 extension.
Interior has chamfered beams with ogee stops to ground and first
floors, beam of central ground floor room supported on jowled post,
partly blocked open fireplace to west room, winding stairs to rear
rise to attic. Three-bay collar-truss roof. Cottage takes its
name from the composer Henry Lawes, born in Dinton 1596, who wrote
the music for Milton's Masque 'Comus', and his brother William born
1602, also composer add musician.
(V.C.H. Wiltshire, Vol 8, 1965; Oxford Companion to Music, 1978)
Listing NGR: SU0145631589
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