14 Station Road, Well Cottage
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This is the main history of the private house Well Cottage, 14 Station Road although it was a beerhouse for a short time and there is more about that period here No Name PH, Station Road
At the time of Enclosure there is no dwelling shown on the Map 1816 and this was an allotment of land to James Bennett 1a 2r 25p in extent and Copyhold of Steeple Morden Manor.
By 1839 the plot had been acquired by Elizabeth Barker and had she split it into sub-plots and Well Cottage stood on Tithe plot number 26.
This property was sold 27 May 1981 by Irene May Lawrence and Lilian Edna Lawrence to Edward John Keymer and Antonia Eleanor Lindley, who subsequently extended the cottage. Edward John and Antonia Eleanor Keymer acquired a slither of orchard land on the north on 31 December 1985 from Robert William Frederick Rule and Peter Edward Rule.
The Lawrence’s had sold the land lying on the south as a building plot, which is where No 14a now stands.
This cottage is a listed building and the listing details are below. To suggest that it is early C18 appears to be a mistake and should be early C19. One would also query whether it is clay block or rather timber and lathe and plaster?
Listing details: Grade II 11 December 1981
Cottage. Early C18; C19 and later alterations. Clay bat rendered. Plain tiled roof with gault brick ridge stack. One storey and attic with gable outshut to left hand and rear wing. Two gabled dormer windows with six-paned hung sashes and two similar ground floor windows with glazed door to left hand.
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Last Updated on January 10, 2021