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The Axe and Compasses Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Braughing, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9078 / 51°54'28"N

Longitude: 0.0306 / 0°1'50"E

OS Eastings: 539780

OS Northings: 225204

OS Grid: TL397252

Mapcode National: GBR LBV.8KB

Mapcode Global: VHHLL.H91S

Plus Code: 9F32W25J+46

Entry Name: The Axe and Compasses Public House

Listing Date: 24 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102279

English Heritage Legacy ID: 161254

Location: Braughing, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG11

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Braughing

Built-Up Area: Braughing

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Braughing

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Braughing village
(east side)

9/48 No 28
(The Axe and Compasses PH)


House, now a public house. C16 S wing, early C17 main range.
Timber frame roughcast on high brick plinth. Steep old red tile
roof hipped at S end, half-hipped at N. 3 unit central chimney
plan house facing W incorporating earlier crosswing at S
projecting only to rear. 2 storeys, 4 windows long, with a 3-
light flush casement window to 1st floor at N end and 3 flush box
sash windows with 8/8 panes. Door up 4 steps has 2 margin-light
sash windows to right and a canted bay window to left with 2
casement windows to N part beyond. 4-panel half-glazed door.
Lean-to at N end plastered and tiled. External gable chimney at
N end and gable chimney to E end of crosswing at S. Interior has
open fireplaces, chamfered axial beams with hollow and bar stop,
C17 moulded plank door to stair, and smoke blackened rafters
reused in roof of main range. Name possibly from meetings of
Worshipful Co. of Carpenters c1800.

Listing NGR: TL3978025204

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