Elmstead Road Cottages

Early eighteenth and nineteenth century cottages

Added by Pat Marsden

There are a number of early cottages on Elmstead Road, Wivenhoe which have been added to the Wivenhoe Local List. These are:

3 Elmstead Road (3 Chimney Cottages)

Early nineteenth century rendered timber-framed cottages extended at the rear, formerly four cottages, now one dwelling.

Sale Catalogue 1850, ERO T/P 801/2
The Parish of Wivenhoe (Tithe Award Map) 1838, ERO D/CT 406B

18  Elmstead Road (Abbots Cottage)

A mid eighteenth century small brick cottage with a peg tile mansard roof. The porch and bay window are additions. This property was listed as Parcel 219 on the 1838 Tithe Award Map for Wivenhoe. The cottage and garden was occupied by Abraham Abbot, a carpenter.

Survey Map of Wivenhoe 1799 (ERO ref A13644)                                                                                                                       The Parish of Wivenhoe (Tithe Award Map), 1838, ERO D/CT 406B
Census 1851 (Wivenhoe)

20 and 22 Elmstead Road

A mid-eighteenth century cottage divided into two in 1858. There have been many additions but the basic cottage is still intact with internal beams. The cottage was reputedly built for the estate manager of Wivenhoe Park and at one time was known as ‘Heath House’ (Parcel 220 on the 1838 Tithe Award Map). A building called ‘Heath House’ is also recorded on the 1799 Survey Map of Wivenhoe (Parcels 10 and 11).

The Parish of Wivenhoe (Tithe Award Map), 1838, ERO D/CT 406B
Survey Map of Wivenhoe 1799 (ERO A13644)

As described on the Wivenhoe Local List, adopted by Colchester Borough Council in March 2012.

This page was added on 17/08/2016.

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