Cannon Cottage - 44 and 46 High Street Riseley
Cannon Cottage 44 and 46 High Street April 2015
Cannon Cottage was listed by the former Department of Environment in June 1974 as Grade II, of special interest. The building originated in the 17th century. It is constructed of pink colour-washed roughcast over a timber frame with an old clay tiled roof. The structure comprises two storeys. The north-east bay was a later addition and there is a one storey lean-to extension to a gable end.
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 the property [DV1/C222/16-17] found both dwellings owned by A J Litchfield. Number 44 was also occupied by the owner and comprised a living room, a kitchen, a scullery and two bedrooms. A brick and tiled barn stood outside. This roof was then thatched. A later hand has annotated the entry to show that the property was later rented from Litchfield by P Wise. Number 46 had a tiled roof and was vacant. It comprised a kitchen, scullery and bedroom.