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Spinney Cottage Aspley Guise

Spinney Cottage July 2010
Spinney Cottage July 2010

Spinney Cottage was listed by English Heritage in March 1987 as Grade II, of special interest. The house dates from the 18th century. It is built of colourwashed roughcast render over a timber frame resting on a high brick plinth. It has a thatched roof.

The Rating and Valuation Act 1925 specified that every building and piece of land in the country was to be assessed as to its rateable value. Aspley Guise was assessed in 1927. The valuer visiting Spinney Cottage [DV1/C141/24] noted that it was owned by Charles Barnwell and occupied by R. Wells, who paid 3/8 per week in rent.

The cottage comprised a living room and kitchen downstairs with two bedrooms above. Outside stood a barn and a w. c. The valuer commented: "Large" and emphasized the fact that the house was connected to mains water and drainage.

The Woburn Lane facade of Spinney Cottage July 2010
The Woburn Lane facade of Spinney Cottage July 2010