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A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashwell, Hertfordshire

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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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TL 2639

SPRING HEAD (West side)
No 27 (Ducklake)

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



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.

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Listing NGR: TL2692639911

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