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A Grade II Listed Building in Langley, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8937 / 51°53'37"N

Longitude: -0.2409 / 0°14'27"W

OS Eastings: 521141

OS Northings: 223140

OS Grid: TL211231

Mapcode National: GBR J80.CWN

Mapcode Global: VHGNZ.RNZP

Plus Code: 9C3XVQV5+FJ

Entry Name: Vassars

Listing Date: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102458

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162864

Location: Langley, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Langley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Ippolyts

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Langley Bottom

5/72 Vassars


House. Later C17, W bay C18, E wing and gabled rear (N) extensions mid
C19, S extension to E wing c.1966, garage wing to NW late C20. Timber
frame cased in painted brickwork, E wing and later extensions painted
brick. Steep old red tile roofs. An irregular Z-shaped house, the oldest
2-storeys range facing S with gabled rear NE stair turret and 2 similar
gables to W at rear added later. Taller E wing of 2-storeys raised over
a cellar. Large internal chimney at junction of these 2 parts.
1½-storeys garage wing extending to N at W end. S front has 3 1st floor
windows with small gables over them. 3-lights flush casement windows.
Similar windows to ground floor with 2-, 5-, and 3-lights. Door between
the latter two. E front of parlour wing has canted bay with sash
windows, segmental arch to cellar below, and on upper window below the
corbelled eaves band. Interior has exposed timbers and shows that the
building was originally of 1½-storeys and 2-bays with end chimneys,
entrance into E room and stair rising out of it. W bay probably C18,
when front wall heightened to full 2-storeys. Clasped-purlin original
roof, long straight tension braces in walls, tie-beams exposed on 1st
floor. Axial chamfered floor beams with ogee stops. Interesting
fireplace in W chimney with recesses in semi-circular back. The Three
Horseshoes P.H. during the C19. Large oval terracotta relief portrait
medallion and name plaque of Tennyson C19 by Doulton formerly on the
Birkbeck Bank, Holborn, built into N wall of garage 1967. (RCHM

Listing NGR: TL2114123140

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