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The Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Chesham, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.7006 / 51°42'2"N

Longitude: -0.613 / 0°36'46"W

OS Eastings: 495950

OS Northings: 201121

OS Grid: SP959011

Mapcode National: GBR F5W.7W3

Mapcode Global: VHFS9.BJ94

Plus Code: 9C3XP92P+7R

Entry Name: The Cottage

Listing Date: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468920

Location: Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5

County: Buckinghamshire

Civil Parish: Chesham

Built-Up Area: Chesham

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Great Chesham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


820/1/10001 The Cottage


Cottage. Circa 1770 with some C20 alterations. Built of flint with red brick pilasters, tiled roof with catslide to rear, external flint and brick stack to right hand side and brick chimneyside to rear slope. Two storeys; three windows. First floor windows are metal casements with leaded lights in original openings. Ground floor windows are enlarged C20 casement windows with shutters. Central doorcase with C19 gabled trelliswork porch and half-glazed door with reeded surround and fleur de lys. Right side elevation has two original metal casements with pintle hinges. Left side has half-glazed door with reeded surround with fleur de lys and pedimented surround. Rear elevation has metal casements, gabled flint and brick one storey service room, stock brick C19 closet and C20 flat-roofed extension to part of original building. Interior has staircase with stick balusters to rear and front room with open fireplace with wooden bressumer and spine beam. The Cottage was built as a cottage for the curate of the Parish Church of St Mary. In the early 1800s it became the original Police Station for Chesham with a lock up at the rear for detaining prisoners.

Listing NGR: SP9594401120

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