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113-114 Duke Street

113-114 Duke Street

113-114 Duke Street 1970s


The following is taken from British Listed Buildings, History in Structure. Grade 2 listed in 1983.

A pair of cottages. C17 or earlier & C18. Timber-frame encased in brick, roof thatched. 4 bays with C20 set back bay added to right, 1½ storeys  on plinth. 2 inner bays have C19 3-light camber headed casements. Left  bay has similar 2-light casement. 2nd from right bay has C20 door in cambered head, while right bay has copied window. 3 eyebrow dormers with 2-light casements. Roof half hipped with ridge piece and ridge stack between cottages. Inside left end bay of 113 heavy chamfered and stopped floor beams and joists.

It is probable that these 2 cottages were once 4 dwellings each comprising 1 room up and 1 room down with an outdoor privy. At 114 this now serves as a useful log store!

The original property of 114 was extended in the 1950s with a single storey extension to the right of the front door.  Later a second storey was added to that level and various other extensions were added and changed at the rear.  

In 2000 a kitchen extension was added & in 2013 the whole property was reconfigured internally adding a small extension to an existing ground floor extension & finally some insulation!

Former Occupants


  • 113, James Evans

  • 114, Jesse James (born 1879) & Isabella Whatmore (born 1878, nee Pavey)


  • 113, Charles (born 1848) & Ellen Paice (born 1856), plus his father George (born 1825) a  widower

  • 114 already occupied by Jesse & Isabella Whatmore. They have no children & he is a house  painter.


  • 113, George & Lucy Pace (born 1822). George was a general labourer.

  • 114, Francis (born 1867) & Mary Ann Wheeler (born 1873) with their 5 children. Francis  was a woodman labourer.

1891 – George (a farm labourer) & Lucy Pace are already living in Duke Street but as not all houses  are numbered, it is impossible to say if it is 113. Charles (a shepherd) & Ellen and their 2  children are also living in Duke Street at this time.

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