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Latitude: 51.92 / 51°55'12"N
Longitude: -0.0398 / 0°2'23"W
OS Eastings: 534902
OS Northings: 226426
OS Grid: TL349264
Mapcode National: GBR K97.NR1
Mapcode Global: VHGNX.8Z9Z
Entry Name: Button Snap
Listing Date: 22 February 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1347545
English Heritage Legacy ID: 161356
Location: Westmill, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Westmill
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Westmill
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 32 NW WESTMILL CHERRY GREEN
1/5 Button Snap
22. 2. 67
House. C17 or earlier, E part possibly a later extension.
Timber frame roughcast on plastered red brick sill. Very steep
thatched roof hipped at W and with higher eaves in E part.
Originally probably a 2-cell house facing S with an end chimney
at E, with slightly later one and a half storeys E extension
beyond the chimney. Single storey W part has slightly battered
end wall and central plank door flanked by 3-light flush
mullioned wooden casement windows with leaded lattice glazing. A
small ceramic plaque each side of door give information on Lamb.
Single small leaded window to E part on S wall, with door and
window in end wall and 2-light leaded attic window. Owned by
Charles Lamb from 1812 to 1815 and mentioned in his essay 'My
First Play'. Presented by Mrs Greg to the Royal Society of Arts
and acquired by the Charles Lamb Society in 1949. (Ewing (1928)
Listing NGR: TL3490226426
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