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The Baish Almshouses and Attached Forecourt Wall

A Grade II* Listed Building in St Margarets, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7852 / 51°47'6"N

Longitude: 0.014 / 0°0'50"E

OS Eastings: 539015

OS Northings: 211533

OS Grid: TL390115

Mapcode National: GBR KC1.4B1

Mapcode Global: VHHM5.6D79

Entry Name: The Baish Almshouses and Attached Forecourt Wall

Listing Date: 4 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078739

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355963

Location: Stanstead Abbots, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Stanstead Abbots

Built-Up Area: St Margarets

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Stanstead Abbots

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(south side)
Stanstead Abbots village
5/51 Nos 79 to 89 (odd)
(The Baish Almshouses)
and attached forecourt
4.12.51 wall)
(Formerly listed as The Baish's
GV Almhouses)


Almshouses. 1653 for Sir Edward Baesh. Red brick in English-
bond with a long steep old red tiled roof. A single storey row
of 3 handed pairs of almshouses facing NW. Each pair has 2
plank doors together, in a heavy chamfered wooden frame, a 3-
light ovolo-moulded casement window with ironcentral opening
light for each house, a gable over the door with a single small
2-light ovolo-moulded window with leaded lattice glazing, and a
shared central chimney with a pair of diagonally set shafts.
Toothed corbel course below the eaves and low plastered plinth.
Modern single-storey small additions at rear and each end. Red
brick wall around elongated forecourt garden, taller at ends,
reduced at front but with heavy sloped brick coping reinstated.
Square gatepiers with stone caps and C20 wrought iron gate. A
landmark at a bend in the road at the S end of the village.

Listing NGR: TL3901511533

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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