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3 King Street Potton

3 King Street February 2013
3 King Street February 2013

3 King Street was listed by English Heritage in November 1986 as Grade II, of special interest. The property was built in the 18th century of red brick with a clay tiled roof. It comprises two storeys and attics. It was probably built in or shortly after 1783, we know that 5-7a and 9 King Street were both destroyed by the Great Fire of Potton in that year.

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. Potton, like most of the county, was assessed in 1927. The valuer visiting 3 King Street [DV1/C11/132] found it owned by A. J. Stevens and occupied by Matilda Stevens who paid a “family” rent of £20 per annum. The valuer commented: “Double-fronted. Nice looking but no bath”.

The ground floor comprised two reception rooms and a kitchen. Two bedrooms lay upstairs with two attics above that. Outside were a W. C. and a wooden coal shed.