9 Brook Lane Flitton
9 Brook Lane about 1900 [Z50/49/1]
9 Church Lane is a picturesque old cottage, half-timbered and thatched. Was listed by the former Department of Environment in July 1975 as Grade II, of special interest. The department dated the property to the early 18th century. It is if timber-framed construction with colourwashed brick infill and comprises a single storey and attics. As can be seen on the photograph of about 1900 and that of today, the old door to the north-western section of the building has become a bow window.
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 9 Brook Lane [DV1/C270/6-7] found that it was then two - split north-west and south-east
The south-eastern portion was owned and occupied a man named Robinson and was "only used in summer months". It was "locked 28th July 1927". Robinson also owned the other half of the building and his tenant was J. King who paid £5 per annum rent for a living room, washhouse and two bedrooms as well as a large barn outside.
9 Brook Lane February 2011