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Maple Cottage - 124 High Street Riseley

Maple Cottage - 124 High Street April 2015
Maple Cottage - 124 High Street April 2015

Maple Cottage was listed by the former Department of Environment in June 1974 as Grade II, of special interest. The cottage dates from the 18th century and is built of colour-washed roughcast over a timber frame with a thatched roof. It comprises one storey and attics and has a single storey lean-to extension at the rear.

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 cottage [DV1/C217/85] found that it was called Maple Cottage, owned and occupied by F H Wiggle who also owned Dove Cottage next door. Accommodation comprised a living room, kitchen and scullery with two bedrooms above. Outside stood a weather-boarded and tiled barn used for fowls, a weather-boarded and corrugated iron lean-to, rough brick and tiled fowl houses and a brick and tiled stable used as a store.

In 2009 the house was for sale. The particulars [Z449/4/76] listed, on the ground floor: a living room measuring 20 feet by 11 feet 4 inches; a study measuring 11 feet 2 inches by 9 feet 10 inches; a kitchen/dining room measuring 21 feet 6 inches by 16 feet 11 inches; a shower room and a ground floor bedroom measuring 17 feet 2 inches by 8 feet 9 inches with en-suite shower. The bedrooms in the attics measured 11 feet 4 inches by 10 feet 11 inches and 11 feet 3 inches by 9 feet 11 inches respectively. The garage measured 25 feet 2 inches by 13 feet 8 inches.