There were earlier versions of these cottages which were to be found at the bottom of Green Lane. In censuses from 1851 onwards they are identified as such and at least one of them was inhabited by a shepherd, leading one to believe that bush fields and the fields latterly occupied by Wolverton expansion in the 1870s and 1880s were given over to pasture.
About the time of building the Gables, these cottages were acquired and converted into a single dwelling lodge house. Plan drawings survive in the Buckinghamshire Record Office which I reproduce here. The drawing is undated but it is probably late 1880s. One of the staircase is scribbled over with pencil, indicating that this was to be removed. The front elevation is probably as it looked before the conversion.