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23 Campton Road Upper Gravenhurst

23 Campton Road February 2016
23 Campton Road, Upper Gravenhurst

23 Campton Road was listed by English Heritage in October 1993 as Grade II, of special interest. The listing dates the cottage to the early or mid-18th century. It is of brick, and also timber-framed construction with brick infill, and has been coated in colour-washed roughcast render. The roof is thatched and, at the time of listing, was hidden beneath sheets of corrugated iron. The cottage has just one storey and no attics. It originally comprised two bays but was extended to three with an additional right-hand bay “probably in the late 18th century or early 19th cebtury”. Another additional, left-hand, bay is brick and 19th century.

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/C214/38] found that it was owned and occupied by Alfred Daniel and stood in just over one rood of land. The accommodation comprised a living room, a bedroom and a kitchen. The valuer commented “bungalow”. A brick and tile cycle shed stood outside.