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Almshoe Bury

A Grade I Listed Building in St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.913 / 51°54'46"N

Longitude: -0.247 / 0°14'49"W

OS Eastings: 520671

OS Northings: 225286

OS Grid: TL206252

Mapcode National: GBR J7T.4C3

Mapcode Global: VHGNZ.N5SS

Plus Code: 9C3XWQ73+65

Entry Name: Almshoe Bury

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Last Amended: 28 May 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102513

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162691

Location: St. Ippolyts, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: St Ippolyts

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Ippolyts

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 22 NW (South side)
St. Ippollitts

4/79 Almshoe Bury
27.5.68 (formerly listed as Almshoebury)


Manor house, now a farmhouse. Mid C13 aisled hall house for
Simon Fitz Adam (after 1241) relegated to farmhouse status since c.1374,
E crosswing mid C15, W parlour wing early C16, chimney and first floor
inserted in hall in C17 (before 1663 Hearth Tax), small rear wing C18,
alterations and minor rear additions in C19. Timber frame roughcast with
plastered sill, some painted brick casing to ground floor. Steep old red
tile roofs with aisle catslide roofs extending down to single-storey
level at front and rear of main range. A large aisled house facing N
with gabled and jettied 2-storeys wings at each end of front, cruciform
chimney set diagonally on square base at centre of roof ridge, 2 canted
bay windows to centre with 2 dormer windows. Entrance next to W wing by
a half glazed door. Flush box sash window with 4/4 panes on 1st floor of
E wing gable, the ground floor without windows. 2-lights casement window
to 1st floor of W wing. Gabled brick porch on E side and separate high
level door reached by short external ladder on front half of E side of E
wing. Jettied gabled rear projection next E wing. Framework exposed
internally of 2-bays aisled hall divided by spere truss from half-bay
screens passage at E. Capital of post of N arcade visible as part of
open truss. Corresponding post of quatrefoil section on S, and above
this a fragment of an arch-brace from post capital to tie-beam survives
with plain mouldings on one side but carved dog-tooth ornament on side
facing the upper end of the hall. Spere truss at E has arch-braces to
tie-beam and filled spandrels. 22 scissor braced soot blackened C13
rafter couples survive in roofspace. Open truss and W end truss
incorporated passing braces but not the spere truss, and E end truss
removed. Crown-post roofs with 4-ways bracing to E wing and to jettied
1st floor chamber projecting to rear of cross-passage bay. (VCH (1912)
26-7: Pevsner (1977)215: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2067125286

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