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Westbrook Cottage Hockliffe

Westbrook Cottage February 2013
Westbrook Cottage February 2013

Westbrook Cottage was listed by the former Department of the Environment in 1980 as Grade II, of special interest. According to the listing text it is believed to date from the early nineteenth century. It is built of red brick with a slate roof. The cottage has two sash windows with glazing bars, gauged brick heads to the ground floor, brick modillion eaves and a six panel door in architrave surround with a doorhood.

 Traphouse to Westbrook Cottage February 2013
Traphouse to Westbrook Cottage February 2013

Under the terms of the Rating and Valuation Act 1925 every piece of land and building in the country was assessed to determine the rates to be paid on them. When Hockliffe was assessed in 1926 Westbrook Cottage was owned by G. C. Bunker and occupied by A. Eames at a rent of £10 per annum. The detached brick and slate built cottage contained a parlour, a living room and a pantry downstairs, and three bedrooms and a small box room upstairs. Outside stood a small wash house with a store room over, a small place for coals, a brick and slate built trap house for used wood, and an old barn, also built of brick and slate. The valuer described the property as in "not very good repair" [DV1/C201/1]