East Horsley, The Lovelace Buildings: Upper Green Dene Cottage

Upper Green Dene Cottage. Image: HCPS

Upper Green Dene Cottage
Image: HCPS

This is at the top end of Honeysuckle Bottom and was probably used for forestry workers or gamekeepers. It is said to have had a stable room for a donkey on one side of the house, and here is a well containing a very deep borehole beside the cottage which seems to connect to an underground  stream.

The Earl's Coronet. Upper Green Dene Cottage. Image: HCPS

The Earl’s Coronet. Upper Green Dene Cottage. Image: HCPS

This is not so lavishly decorated as the later cottages. It has two friezes of latticework, one white, one red, and drip moulds over the windows. It also has the slate roof like all the other cottages.

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