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Bridgefoot House (South Side of Junction with the Forebury)

A Grade II Listed Building in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8134 / 51°48'48"N

Longitude: 0.1575 / 0°9'26"E

OS Eastings: 548820

OS Northings: 214956

OS Grid: TL488149

Mapcode National: GBR LD5.BM1

Mapcode Global: VHHM1.PP35

Plus Code: 9F32R574+9X

Entry Name: Bridgefoot House (South Side of Junction with the Forebury)

Listing Date: 6 June 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101634

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160875

Location: Sawbridgeworth, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM21

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Sawbridgeworth

Built-Up Area: Sawbridgeworth

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Sawbridgeworth

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(South Side)
Bridgefoot House
(S side of junction
TL 488 149:6/1 6.6.52 with The Forebury)
C16 or early C17,L-shaped brick house extensively rebuilt in late C17.
Date '1569' said to be carved on timber uncovered in renovations. Red
brick of 2 periods, old red tile roof, hipped at angle but gabled to W and
S. Entrance front on E. 2 storeys and attics. Old red brickwork in
English bond up to Gd floor cill level on rear walls of both N and E
ranges and across S gable. Flemish bond fine red brickwork above and to
fronts. S gable has,half buried in it, a very large old red brick chimney
stack in English bond with 2 splayed offsets surmounted by 2 diagonal
shafts. The later roof and gable brickwork run halfway up these shafts.
As remodelled, the E and N fronts have a plinth, a projecting brick band
at floor level and plaster coved eaves. 3 windows to each front. Hipped
dormers with wood mullioned 2 light windows with diamond leaded attics.
Windows below, mullioned and transomed with rectangular leaded glazing and
iron casements. Central 2 light cross window flanked by 3 light windows.
Door on E, C19, 4 panel, 2 glazed in heavy older frame with architrave
moulding surmounted by a box hood. Staircase with newels, turned balusters
and panelled string in oak. Dado panelling said to have been sold at
Christies. An interesting late C17 house with remains of its predecessor.
Important in views of bridge approaches.

Listing NGR: TL4882014956

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