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Leagrave Cottage  Chalfont St Giles  Part of museum(view from outside only)  . In Chiltern Open Air Museum (entrance in Gorelands Lane) N51.633 W 0.5467 .
Lilliput Lanes "Leagrave Cottage"  is based on cottages from 57 Compton Avenue at Leagrave, near Luton in Bedfordshire started life in the early C18
Originally a weatherboarded thatched barn with central double doors at the front. In the C18 the barn was `converted` into two labourers' cottages
Right hand interior is furnished as it might have been in the late 1920s
 
A shoemaker's workshop occupies the out-shot  
C19th Preston Bisset Privy incorporating two bucket toilets is located in the Leagrave garden.
The cottages from 57 Compton Avenue at Leagrave, near Luton in Bedfordshire started life in the early eighteenth century as a weatherboarded thatched barn with central double doors at the front. In the late eighteenth century the barn was `converted` into two labourers' cottages. The cottage next to the road has been restored to this period. The other half is furnished as it might have been in the late 1920s, illustrating how the building had changed in the intervening years. A shoemaker's workshop occupies the out-shot and the nineteenth-century Preston Bisset Privy incorporating two bucket toilets is located in the Leagrave garden.

 

 

 

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