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Victoria House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Buntingford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9471 / 51°56'49"N

Longitude: -0.0193 / 0°1'9"W

OS Eastings: 536231

OS Northings: 229475

OS Grid: TL362294

Mapcode National: GBR K8W.V8D

Mapcode Global: VHGNX.MB56

Entry Name: Victoria House

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Last Amended: 6 July 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101310

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159788

Location: Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Buntingford

Built-Up Area: Buntingford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Layston with Buntingford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(west side)


19.10.51 No 41, (Victoria House)
22.2.67 and No 43


Inn, now a house (41) and a shop (43). Front range C15
incorporating earlier N crosswing, C16 NW wing, front altered in
early C18. Timber frame plastered at front, roughcast or dark
weatherboarded rear parts. Steep old red tile roofs. A large 2-
storeys U-shaped group, formerly the Angel Inn, with carriageway
entrance to yard in the centre, and early C19 stair tower added
in rear angle with jettied NW wing. Twin hollow-moulded blocked
service doors on N side of carriageway and mortices for an axial
partition in the bay to N suggest the cariageway represents the
lower bay of the hall with parlour at S end with hipped later W
extension. The front has a lower jettied and gabled crosswing at
N end with rectangular oriel window on bold brackets to 1st floor
and C19 3-light shop window and half-glazed door. More elaborate
plasterwork on the rest of the front, with a deep coved cornice
below the higher continuous front jetty, 6 foliate brackets,
rusticated quoins to Ground floor, flush box triple sash windows
with small panes flanking the carriageway, a 6-panel door (No 41)
with Gibbs surround, exaggerated triple keystone and triangular
pediment, a flush box sash window on left of door with moulded
surround and 6/6 panes in broad glazing bars. Upper part in fan
pargetting with 4 flush box sash windows with 6/6 panes, and
overhanging eaves. Crown-post roof along front range with square
posts and axial bracing to collar purlin. Remains of
wallpaintings on Ground floor of No 41 around fireplace, of 2
periods. Earlier, ones of skillfull execution and solid colour
with 2 angels holding Scrope arms on a shield and shield of the
Trinity. Figure of saint between and sunburst patterned ground.
Later work to left overlaps earlier work. Classical early C17
ornament, semi-nude shrouded figure and Roman lettered
inscription. Elaborate moulded fireplace lintol. Interior of No
43 has exposed close-studding, tension braces, and heavy flat
joists. (RCHM (1911)140 No 13: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3622229480

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

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