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8 High Street Roxton

The Bedfordshire Historic Environment Record [HER] contains information on the county’s historic buildings and landscapes and summaries of each entry can now be found online as part of the Heritage Gateway website. The entry for 8 High Street[HER 12472] ascribes the building to the 18th century. The two storey building has a thatched roof and is constructed of colour washed brick.

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. Roxton, like most of Bedfordshire, was assessed in 1927 and the valuer visiting 8 High Street [DV1/C198/112] found it owned and occupied by A. T. Bannister.

The house stood in just over a third of an acre and the brick and thatched detached premises comprised a living room, a kitchen, a scullery and three bedrooms above. Outside stood a brick and slate washhouse and a brick and slate barn. The valuer commented: “Well built – good type”.