63 Grange Road Blunham
63 Grange Road August 2009
This simple, unspoiled rendered and thatched old cottage stands, like many older properties, with its gable end to the road. The Rating and Valuation Act of 1925 specified that every piece of land and building in the country should be assessed to determine the rates to be paid on it. Blunham was assessed in 1927 and the valuer visiting 63 Grange Road [DV1/C179/45] noted that it was a detached roughcast and thatch building with a parlour and living room downstairs and two bedrooms above. It was owned by L. J. Cooksley and occupied by G. Wheatley, who paid £8/10/- per annum rent. The valuer remarked that it was "poor" and "water from tap in yard". The property stood in just over a third of an acre.
63 Grange Road was listed by English Heritage in March 1985 as Grade II, of special interest; they dated it to the 17th century. It is of timber framed construction with a colour washed roughcast exterior and a thatched roof. It stands gable end on to the road, has a two room plan, and comprises one storey with attics in the roof.