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The Anchor Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wadesmill, Ware, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8397 / 51°50'23"N

Longitude: -0.0289 / 0°1'44"W

OS Eastings: 535892

OS Northings: 217517

OS Grid: TL358175

Mapcode National: GBR KB6.RHK

Mapcode Global: VHGPH.G02Z

Plus Code: 9C3XRXQC+VC

Entry Name: The Anchor Public House

Listing Date: 30 September 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078711

English Heritage Legacy ID: 356003

Location: Thundridge, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Thundridge

Built-Up Area: Thundridge

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: High Cross St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 3517

(west side)
The Anchor PH


House, now a public house. C16 or earlier, altered in early C17,
C18, and early C19. Timber frame, plastered and lined as ashlar
roughcast N gable and rear, painted brick rear extensions.
Painted brick plinth. Very steep red tile roof. H-plan former
hall-house facing E, with the ground floor level lower in the 2
2-storeys crosswinqs. Floor inserted in hall in early C17 with
central chimney probably sited in the cross-passage. Staircase
to rear of stack. At same time side walls of hall heightened and
a new steep pitched roof built extending over the crosswings and
running down lower over their front projections, and with deep
eaves overhang at rear. Roof over centre reconstructed in C18
but curved wind-braces to purlins of older roof remain over
crosswing. 2-storeys front to road, 3-windows long, but of 4
structural bays. End bays project. Flush box sash windows to
1st floor with 6/6 panes. On ground floor a small paned
Yorkshire sliding casement to the right hand projection, a half-
glazed panelled door into the left part of the centre, flanked on
each side by a projecting canted bay window. Bay on right has
small paned casements, bay on left has sash windows with
4/4:10/10:4/4 small panes. The bays are roofed and linked by a
lean-to tiled porch with open front carried on 2 posts and small
central gable. Internal gable chimney at S and rear lateral
chimney to N wing appear to be C18/19 additions. Interior has
heavy flat-laid joists exposed in rear part of S wing on ground
floor, and jowled posts of the former central hall on the 1st
floor. Floor in middle part of ground floor probably raised to
the level of the abutments of the new bridge built in 1824-5.

Listing NGR: TL3589217517

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