Building record 1121300000 - 40-44 QUEEN CATHERINE ROAD, STEEPLE CLAYDON


Pair of fifteenth century cruck-built timber-framed thatched houses, with later alterations and now divided into 3 houses.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II) 1288336: NOS 40 (WELL COTTAGE), 42 AND 44 QUEEN CATHERINE ROAD
  • Planning Notification Area: Pair of late Medieval timber-framed buildings at 40-44 Queen Catherine Road


Type and Period (3)

  • CRUCK HOUSE (15th Century - 1400 AD to 1499 AD) + Sci.Date
  • (Alternate Type) TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (15th Century to 17th Century - 1400 AD to 1699 AD?)
  • HOUSE (15th Century to Modern - 1400 AD to 1999 AD)


Grade II. Row of 3 cottages, formerly a pair. C16, altered. Timber frame exposed in left gable and rear wall, remainder encased in brick. No. 40 has chequered brickwork dated T. 1. 1753 in blue headers on right gable. Nos. 42-44 have late C19 rat-trap bond brickwork. Thatched roof, half-hipped; brick stacks to gables and centre. 1 1/2 storeys, first floor windows in thatch. No. 40, to right, has 2 bays of 3-light leaded casements with timber lintels, off- centre C20 door and outshot to rear. Nos. 42-44, together, have 2 bays of similar 3-light windows with cambered heads to ground floor, paired leaded casement to upper right and C19 door in metal porch to right. C20 flat-roofed extension to left with cruck truss exposed in remainder of original gable above. Another cruck truss between left-hand bays. Sill beam in rear wall, probably re-used, has carved date 1639. RCHM II p.273 Mon 4 (B1).
Felling date of 1445 obtained for cruck from dendrochronological dating (B2).

Sources (2)

  • <2>SBC22686 Digital archive: Vernacular Architecture Group. 2000 onwards. Vernacular Architecture Group: Dendrochronology Database. VA vol 21 p42.


Grid reference SP 70126 26917 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish STEEPLE CLAYDON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Dec 17 2010 9:35AM

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