66 Bromham Road Biddenham
66 Bromham Road March 2012
66 Bromham Road was listed by English Heritage in August 1987 as Grade II, of special interest. The listing described it as a “house in cottage orné style”. The gable end date stone reads 1869. The property is of timber framed construction with patterned red brick infill. It has a large, steep sloped roof with bands of fish-scale clay tiles. The house comprises two storeys.
The Rating and Valuation Act 1925 specified that every building and piece of land in the country was to be assessed to determine its rateable value. The valuer visiting 66 Bromham Road [DV1/C277/55-56], found that it was then two homes, divided east-west. The owner was S. Croot.
A T. Frossell occupied the portion to the west and had paid rent of £3 per annum from 1919. The eastern portion was in the occupation of Mrs. Riddy who had paid 4/4/- per annum from 1926.
Both portions comprised a living room and a kitchen and had three bedrooms upstairs. A barn and an earth closet stood outside. The valuer commented: “Looks like a lodge”. He noted that water came from a well and opined “Very nice Cottages and gardens”. Another hand has commented: “Very Pretty Cottage, Next main Road, Small and low but pretty”.