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10 Frogge Street Ickleton ©RGL 2023

10 Frogge Street, The Hovells, Ickleton

History of The Hovells

Listed Building:

Farmhouse now a house. Early C16 with C17 alterations and addition. Timber-framed, exposed and with roughcast render.

In 1251 the Cistercian Abbey of Tiltey in Essex was granted land in Icklington, the title to which was disputed in 1254 by Ralphe and Margaret Hovel.

In 1649 Sir Richard Hovells inherited the Grange known as Hovells from his father, added the brew house and, in 1660, partitioned the ground floor. Roof timbers and construction date the building circa 1450. It was probably once two houses, Hovells and Turtles but the property was in single ownership by 1719.

See ‘Welcome to Ickleton‘.


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