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3 and 5 Sun Street Potton

28 Market Place and 3 and 5 Sun Street February 2013
28 Market Place and 3 and 5 Sun Street February 2013

3 and 5 Sun Street was listed by the former Ministry of Public Buildings and Works in October 1966 as Grade II, of special interest. The building has origins in the 17th century tough it has been altered down the years. Construction is a timber frame rendered with colourwashed roughcast, the gable end is partially clad in weatherboarding. There is a clay tiled roof. It was “included for group value” with numbers 27 and 28 Market Square.

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 3 and 5 Sun Street found that it was then one premises owned by Omar A. Bartle, of 7 Market Square, and leased by Alfred George Freestone for £13 per annum. His accommodation comprised a living room, a kitchen and a scullery with three bedrooms above. There was also a cellar and a “derelict room over gateway”.