Residences built in 18th century. In Butts Conservation Area. History Row of houses, 18th century or earlier. [mapsmarker marker=”83″] Continue reading 42-46 The Butts
Residence built in 18th century. Grade II statutory listed. In Butts Conservation Area. English Heritage Listing C18. Brown brick. 3-storeys. 2 double-hung sashes in reveals with red brick rubbed flat arches, no glazing bars (at time of listing July 1951). Very fine doorway, fluted Corinthian pilasters, entablature with carved frieze and dentil cornice, panelled reveal, altered 6-panel door. Central 1st floor window has semi- circular … Continue reading 40 The Butts
Residence built in 18th century. Grade II statutory listed. In Butts Conservation Area. English Heritage Listing C18. Brown brick. 2-storey, 2 windows flush frame wood reveals, glazing bars. 2 later dormers. Slate mansard roof. Ground floor windows have cambered arches. Modern door with blocked fan and hood. NMR [mapsmarker marker=”81″] Continue reading 31-32 The Butts
Residence built in 18th century or as early as 1690 as a doctor’s surgery and residence.
Grade II statutory listed.
in Butts Conservation Area.
English Heritage Listing
Early C18. Similar to No 24. Brown brick with red brick dressings. 2-storeys, basement and attic, 6 windows. Continue reading “26 The Butts”
Residence built in 18th century, or possibly 1690. Grade II statutory listed. In Butts Conservation Area. English Heritage Listing Description Early C18. Brown brick with red brick dressings. 2-storeys, basement and attic, 4 double-hung sashes in plain surrounds. Basement has plinth, windows have cambered relieving arches; ground floor windows have segmental arches with projecting keystones. Sunk rectangular window apron panels below 1st floor windows. Modillion … Continue reading 24 The Butts
17 The Butts “Beaufort House” and
15 The Butts “Chatham House”
Residences built 18th century or earlier.
Grade II statutory listed.
In Butts Conservation Area. Continue reading “15-17 The Butts”
At the end of the thirteenth century the Manor of Boston was given to the Priory of St Helen’s, Bishopsgate by King Edward I. It’s thought that the Priory may have used the Manor as a country retreat and as a place to grow food. Later they were granted a charter to hold a weekly market and an annual six day fair around St Lawrence’s Day in August.
The stalls would originally have been along the High Street – at that time little more than a wide track – but the market flourished due to easy access by river and locally grown produce for sale. By about 1587 it expanded in to an orchard on the north side of the High Street still called Market Place and expanded in to the Butts.
Locally grown produce was sold to merchants from London. Transport links by road and river were good and the carts and boats carrying fruit and vegetables returned filled with what was politely called ‘night soil’ which was used as fertiliser. Baskets for carrying the fruit and vegetables were made locally from the osiers cut from the willow trees grown on the aits or islands in the Thames. Continue reading “The Markets and Growers of Brentford”