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Bonks Hill Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8028 / 51°48'10"N

Longitude: 0.1363 / 0°8'10"E

OS Eastings: 547391

OS Northings: 213731

OS Grid: TL473137

Mapcode National: GBR LD4.Z4R

Mapcode Global: VHHM1.9YWC

Plus Code: 9F32R43P+4G

Entry Name: Bonks Hill Cottage

Listing Date: 2 October 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307756

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160833

Location: Sawbridgeworth, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM21

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Sawbridgeworth

Built-Up Area: Sawbridgeworth

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Sawbridgeworth

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 478 143

NEWTON DRIVE (south side)
Bonks Hill Cottage

Early C18. 'GW 1724' on fireplace lintel ground floor south room. Possibly older building remodelled then. C18, one and a half storey cross wing at lower level on north. Early C19 Gothic remodelling of west and north elevations. Modern half hipped wing on east front. Timber frame plastered one and a half storey house with steep gabled thatched roof. Wide verge overhang with boarded soffit on small brackets. Tiled gabled dormers on wall plate. West front in early C19 Gothic with sinuous bargeboards and finials to dormers, moulded label and margin lights to sash and casement windows. Cusped and pierced brackets to vergeboards on north cross wing with spikey moulded pendants to foot and apex. Modern leaded casement in blocked central door. Chimney to cross wing on west slope next main block. On north side, splendid tiled gabled wooden Gothic porch. Pendants, sinuous bargeboards and cusped side lights to door and on returns. Door now blocked by casement window. Later C19 timber open tiled porch to right. Small extension with red brick chimney in re-entrant angle on east side. External lateral chimney on south end near corner.

Interior has some plank doors and chamfered axial beams in centre and south rooms of three rooms in line plan of older part with large chimney between southern rooms. North cross wing later. Picturesque.

Area next house formerly a nursery and may be associated with the Rivers family who owned Bonks Hill House opposite to north which was much more accessible before the road cutting was made between in the C19.

Listing NGR: TL4787614363

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