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Ducklake

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashwell, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0431 / 52°2'35"N

Longitude: -0.1507 / 0°9'2"W

OS Eastings: 526926

OS Northings: 239911

OS Grid: TL269399

Mapcode National: GBR J66.YGR

Mapcode Global: VHGN8.BXP4

Plus Code: 9C4X2RVX+6P

Entry Name: Ducklake

Listing Date: 9 June 1952

Last Amended: 4 March 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102721

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162188

Location: Ashwell, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG7

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Ashwell

Built-Up Area: Ashwell

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ashwell

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Description


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 7 September 2021 to remove superfluous amendment details and to reformat the text to current standards

TL 2639
8/57

ASHWELL
Ashwell
SPRING HEAD (West side)
No 27 (Ducklake)

(Formerly listed as Ducklake, previously listed as Ducklake Farmhouse)

9.6.52

GV
II*

House. Two hall houses joined in one long range. Late C15 or early C15 origin on north; C16 origin on south. Timber frame. Roughcast walls. Plain tile roofs. Two storeys. Three plus three bays, the two houses joined by c.1600. East elevation has eight windows, a mixture of early C19 flush sash windows and, in centre, C17 leaded casements. Central early C19 fielded panel door with flat hood on scrolled brackets. South gable end has a large venetian sash window inserted by Sir Albert Richardson in 1930s. House is divided internally into two parts of identical size by a very unusual skewed transverse frame. In the first room from the south on the ground floor is a good C16 figured and decorative wall painting covering studwork and an ogee-headed door frame, a free geometrical design with a scrollwork frieze containing classical grotesques holding cartouches.

(RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2692639911

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