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The Elms Health Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8124 / 51°48'44"N

Longitude: 0.1501 / 0°9'0"E

OS Eastings: 548315

OS Northings: 214824

OS Grid: TL483148

Mapcode National: GBR LD5.8RT

Mapcode Global: VHHM1.KQ60

Entry Name: The Elms Health Centre

Listing Date: 6 June 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101686

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160737

Location: Sawbridgeworth, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM21

County: Hertfordshire

District: East 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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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 4
(The Elms health centre)
TL 4816 1487:3/28 6.6.52
Early C18. Large L-shaped house of 2 storeys, cellars and attics, timber-
framed and plastered. High brick wall extending to E. C19, 2-storey
weatherboarded and slate roofed extensions to rear. Old red tile roofs,
hipped and with bellcast to eaves. Red brick chimneys rising through
ridge. N front has 2 hipped dormers, wood modillioned eaves cornice,
panelled pargetting and symmetrical 4 window front A-B-B-A with a central
pargetting motif of a circle within a quatrefoil over the door. The inner
1st floor windows have flush box sashes with architraves and 6/6 panes of
crown glass in thick glazing bars ovolo moulded internally. Outer windows
on 1st floor have wider flush box sashes with 8/8 panes, possibly later
in date. Same pattern of windows on Gd floor but sashes renewed. Wood
doorcase up steps. Fluted Ionic pilasters rise from moulded bases and
support a full entablature with swelled frieze and triangular pediment.
Sun firemark no. 169528 in tympanum. E front to garden has modillioned
cornice, flush box sashes 8/8 with architraves at 1st floor flanking
central triple window 4/4:8/8:4/4. French doors central to Gd floor
flanked by 8/12 sashes. Wide entrance hall flanked by 2 rooms. 1st floor
RH room has simple dentilled cornice and shouldered wooden fire surround
with scrolls supporting entablature as shelf. Original stair with heavy
balusters leading to attics which have chamfered plank doors with old iron
hinges. Attached single storey slate roofed outbuildings extend to S and
support small C18 wrought iron garden gate with horizontal panel of
scrollwork. The name dates only from 1888 and the house was bought by the
local authority in 1964 (EHDC Deeds). The N front is illustrated by
Nathaniel Lloyd as an example of pargetting in his A History of the English
House (1931) p279.

Listing NGR: TL4831514824

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