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1 High Street Clophill

1 High Street July 2010
1 High Street July 2010

1 High Street, then called Tall Trees, was listed by English Heritage in January 1985 as Grade II, of special interest. They considered it a mid to late 18th century house. It is built in red brick with vitrified headers and has a clay tile 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. Clophill was assessed in 1927. The valuer visiting 1 High Street, then called Bridgeview [DV1/C46/18] noted that it was owned and occupied by F. J. Hinton and stood in just under a third of an acre.

The brick and tiled detached building comprised a parlour, living room, kitchen and pantry downstairs with three bedrooms above as well as a "small attic used for lumber". Outside stood a weather-boarded and slated washhouse and barn, a weather-boarded and corrugated iron stable, also used for lumber, a weather-boarded and felt henhouse, a weather-boarded and asbestos coal barn, an earth closet and a further henhouse constructed of weather-boarding and corrugated iron. The valuer noted that there was a porch to the front door. He commented: "Nice Garden. Near Bus etc.".