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5 High Street Pulloxhill

5 High Street November 2011
5 High Street November 2011

5 High Street was listed by the former Department of Environment in May 1985 as Grade II, of special interest. The department dated the property to the 17th century. The house is built gable end on to the road in colourwashed roughcast over a timber frame which is built on a coursed rubble stone plinth. It has a thatched roof. The cottage originally had three rooms downstairs with bed spaces in the attics.

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 Pulloxhill found 5 High Street owned by Miss Field and occupied by J. Vass [DV1/C234/10]. Miss Field owned a number of properties on the west side of the High Street and lived at Fielden House. Vass paid rent of £7/10/- per annum.

The cottage comprised a living room, a kitchen, three bedrooms and a store shed. Outside stood a weather-boarded and tiled shed, weather-boarded and corrugated iron fowl houses and a brick and slate earth closet. The valuer commented: "Not very good. Rent not worth. Wasted room".