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The Tun House

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitwell, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.875 / 51°52'30"N

Longitude: -0.2766 / 0°16'35"W

OS Eastings: 518737

OS Northings: 221010

OS Grid: TL187210

Mapcode National: GBR H6V.GWJ

Mapcode Global: VHGP5.544F

Plus Code: 9C3XVPGF+29

Entry Name: The Tun House

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103258

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162928

Location: St. Paul's Walden, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: St Paul's Walden

Built-Up Area: Whitwell

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Paul's Walden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(North side)

12/136 No.16a (The Tun House)


House. Circa 1700 for Wellingham family of tanners, NE infill wing dated
1748, bay window on W and other alteration c.1898 when large extension
built to N (now No. 16). Red and blue brick, steep old red tile roof and
wooden eaves cornice. A 2-storeys and attics, L-shaped house facing E,
later altered to a compact square block with U-shaped hipped roof open
to N. The entrance appears to have been in the middle of the S front
originally where there is now a window. E end has moulded gable parapet
and external gable chimney. Original cross-window remains in middle of W
front over door with iron casement and rectangular leaded glazing with
name 'Ann Wellingham' cut in one quarry. Lower sills to replacement
flush box sash windows with 6/6 panes. W side has 2 segmental headed
dormers, wood modillion eaves cornice, 3 windows to 1st floor,
plat-band, central 6-panel oak door, canted bay on left and one window
to right. S front similar with 3 dormers and 3 windows to each floor.
Interior has lobby entry on E beside a large internal stack, chamfered
axial beams with ogee stops, 2 salt cupboards, bolection moulded door,
broad staircase with closed string with turned balusters and square
newels, 2-panels bolection moulded door into IL-hinges, alcove in SE
room with fluted pilasters, arched head and shaped shelves. Butt-purlin
roof structure with principals curving down at foot to frame into floor
structure. 1898 separate N part not of special interest. (Morris

Listing NGR: TL1873721010

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