64 High Street Southill
64 High Street January 2012
64 High Street is a picturesque cottage. It was listed by the former Department of Environment in October 1966 as Grade II, of special interest. The department dated the property to the 18th century and so probably pre-dates the Whitbread family's acquisition of the Southill estate in 1795.
The cottage is constructed of colourwashed roughcast over a timber frame and has a thatched roof. It comprises one storey and attics, with a single-storeyed addition to left hand 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 64 High Street [DV1/C124/44] found that the tenant H. Sherman's wages took account of his rent. His accommodation comprised a living room, a kitchen and scullery with three bedrooms upstairs. A barn and a washhouse stood outside.