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37 Market Street, Swavesey

History of 37 Market Street, Swavesey

Listed building:

Cottage, C18 or early C19, constructed of mud or clay on a light timber frame, with a clay pantiled roof. The house is covered in a modern render.

PLAN: The cottage is a rectangular baffle entry house with central chimney stack, one and a half storeys with mansard roof, with single storey lean-to extension to the rear forming an L shape, and a pitched roof single storey building tucked into the elbow between the lean-to and main cottage: this building butts up to but is not joined onto the main cottage.

* It is an C18, early C19, or earlier vernacular building the fabric, plan form and internal detail of which remain largely intact * The use of local building traditions and materials make a crucial contribution to the distinctiveness of the regional landscape: this is a rarely surviving example of the use of clay or mud on a light timber frame * It is rare as an unaltered survivor of a very modest working class dwelling * It illustrates historical social and economic developments both national and regional


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