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49 High Street Upper Gravenhurst

49 High Street March 2014
49 High Street, Upper Gravenhurst

49 High Street was listed by English Heritage as Grade II, of special interest. It dates either from the late 17th or early 18th century and is timber-framed with some brick infilling and colour-washed render. The roof is thatched and the cottage comprises one storey with attics.

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/C214/33] found that it was owned by R Parish (possibly Reuben Parish of Cart's Farm) and occupied by A Pinney whose rent was three shillings per week.

Accommodation comprised a living room, a kitchen and three bedrooms (one of them “not habitable”). There was also a barn. The valuer commented: “Condemned”. Another hand seems to have noted that there was also a washhouse.