Perseverance Cottage, Harpsden

Perseverance Cottage

Perseverance Cottage, Harpsden is located above the valley by the side of the road which climbs up Chalk Hill, also known as Perseverance Hill. Originally of 2 bays with a large external brick stack, thatched and of small scantling timbers, brick & flint underbuilt up to first-floor level; probably a 17th-century smallholder’s cottage built on the road margins. A timber-framed extension on the west side was added under a hipped roof, possibly in the late C18th or early C19th, probably with re-used timbers and lacking traditional carpentry skills – but fitting the label of picturesque!

Grid Reference: SU74688037
Parish: Harpsden
Surveyed in: 1985
Report written by: Ruth Gibson
Sort key: HAR-UNK-PER