3 Ickwell Green
3 Ickwell Green April 2009
3 Ickwell Green was listed by the former Department of Environment in March 1985 as Grade II, of special interest. The department dated the property to the 18th century and it carries a plaque: "Restored 1944". It has a timber framed construction on a high brick plinth and with a colour washed roughcast exterior. It has a clay tile roof, one storey and attics. A single storey 20th century addition lies to the rear.
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. Ickwell was assessed in 1927 and the valuer visiting 3 Ickwell Green found it owned and occupied by Arthur Norman. At that date the cottage was thatched and the valuer has noted “1815”, perhaps the date which preceded the 1944 plaque.
Accommodation comprised a living room and kitchen with two bedrooms above. A washhouse, barn, coal house and earth closet lay outside. Water came from an outside tap and there was a small garden. The valuer commented: “Good”.