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Moss Cottage

Cottage. Probably C17 restored C20. Timber-framed, rendered, part underbuilt in brick. Plain tile roof. Red brick stack. In 1802 John Constable rented this as an art studio for four and a half old pennies a year.

Local History

Little is known about Moss Cottage. 

We know Golding Constable bought the cottage in 1802 and that the artist rented it for four and a half old pennies a year, working undisturbed with John Dunthorne (senior)


Details

Cottage. Probably C17 restored C20. Timber-framed, rendered, part underbuilt in brick. Plain tile roof. Red brick stack. Single storey and attic. Gable end to road underbuilt in painted brick has C20 windows, 3-light to ground floor, 2-light above. Right return has 2 C20 doors. Half-hipped mansard roof with central stack. Used as a studio by the young John Constable. Restored by the East Bergholt Society. Interior not inspected.

  • Historic England Reference: 1194133
 

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