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Oak Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hormead, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9459 / 51°56'45"N

Longitude: 0.0214 / 0°1'16"E

OS Eastings: 539029

OS Northings: 229422

OS Grid: TL390294

Mapcode National: GBR LB8.S8S

Mapcode Global: VHHLD.BC53

Plus Code: 9F32W2WC+9H

Entry Name: Oak Cottage

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160287

Location: Hormead, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hormead

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hormead with Wyddial

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(East side)

12/66 Oak Cottage


House. C15 or early C16 open hall house with storeyed S bay and N cross-
wing, hall floored, re-roofed and chimney built at lower end in late C16
or early C17 and stair bay added to rear of crosswing, restored and
rear lean-to replaced by kitchen wing 1963. Timber frame on brick sill,
front with exposed close-studding and plastered N end and infill panels,
with weatherboarding on S end and steep old red tile roofs, half hip at S
end. A late medieval T-plan hall house facing W with hall, cross-passage
with buttery and pantry doors on S, 4-centred arched doorways to front
and rear, jettied 2-storeys N crosswing at upper end with original
clasped-purlin roof and wind braces and curved tension braces recessed
into the inside of the walls so as not to appear externally. W front has
3-light C19 flush casement windows to Ground Floor and 1st floor of
crosswing, a large gabled dormer at the front eaves of the hall range, a
tall red brick internal chimney, and a battened door in a Tudor arched
frame with sunk spandrels. External chimney on N side of crosswing and
later chimney for 1st floor bedroom beside it. Curved knee-braces to
pronounced front jetty. Interior has crossbeam and flat wide joists in
crosswing,deep chamfered axial beam and chamfered joists over hall,
crossbeam over hall a little N of present chimney carried on conical
wood corbels on posts, 4-centred head to rear door of crosspassage but
square chamfered heads to pair of service doors. Framing for stair next
rear wall, tension bracing on inside of S end wall and side walls of end
bay with shutter groove for window. Clasped-purlin roof over S bay but
rest of hall range roof rebuilt with butt purlins and dormer framing.
Large curved braces in wall formerly the S end of open hall. 2-bay
crosswing with jowled posts and central tie-beam. Framing of S end has
sunk considerably and false-framing conceals this at front and keeps
eaves level. (Photos in NMR).

Listing NGR: TL3902929422

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