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Sawford Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Pirton, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9707 / 51°58'14"N

Longitude: -0.335 / 0°20'6"W

OS Eastings: 514473

OS Northings: 231560

OS Grid: TL144315

Mapcode National: GBR H5M.D4H

Mapcode Global: VHGNK.4QRL

Plus Code: 9C3XXMC7+7X

Entry Name: Sawford Cottage

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347111

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163161

Location: Pirton, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Pirton

Built-Up Area: Pirton

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Pirton

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 1431 (West side)

7/151 No. 12
- (Sawford Cottage)


House and stable, now one house. Early C17, floor inserted and chimney
in late C17, outer walls renewed in brick when house divided in C19,
renovated in C20. Timber frame on brick sill, cased and in house largely
replaced in red brick now painted or roughcast. Steep old red tile roof,
half hipped at E. A 3-cells, internal-chimney, lobby-entry plan house
facing S with its E gable on the old building line facing the green, and
a one-bay former stable attached to its W end. Formerly single-storey
throughout, floor has been inserted with a large internal chimney to
heat the middle room and the chamber over. C19 external E gable chimney
added later. S front has 4 flush casement windows, central gabled porch,
and 4 gabled dormers at the eaves. Separate door into W end. Timber
frame of one-bay former stable complete with jowled-posts, curved braces
to cambered tie-beams, inclined straight queen-posts, and clasped-purlin
roof-structure. In house tie-beams cut for doorways, straight braces to
tie-beams, long straight wind-braces, clasped-purlin roof, and E gable
truss exposed with collar, and peg-holes for studding of lower walling
now replaced by brick. Axial beams roughly chamfered. Large open
fireplace on ground floor with lintel and narrow bricks in half-arch to
carry hearth of chamber fireplace over. Face-halved bladed scarf joint
in front wallplate.

Listing NGR: TL1447331560

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