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Victoria House

A Grade II Listed Building in St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9299 / 51°55'47"N

Longitude: -0.2739 / 0°16'26"W

OS Eastings: 518775

OS Northings: 227120

OS Grid: TL187271

Mapcode National: GBR H62.X4Y

Mapcode Global: VHGNS.6RJC

Plus Code: 9C3XWPHG+XC

Entry Name: Victoria House

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175099

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162643

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

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: St Ippolyts

Built-Up Area: Hitchin

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 1827 (East side)

8/31 Victoria House

House. Early C18 incorporating C16 or C17 narrower structure at S end,
windows altered early C19. Timber frame with main house faced in plum
and blue brick with light red brick dressings, roughcast S part. Steep
old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys and attics, 2-cells, central entrance
plan house, set back a little from road, facing W, with a gabled rear
staircase turret and older 1 1/2-storeys, S part. Formerly the central
entrance entered directly into the hall which has a large rearwall
chimney narrowing the room to rear, the parlour to the N also has an
axial beam and now has a corner fireplace in the NE angle. S wing
probably incorporated as a service wing but changed to a study with SE
corner fireplace when C19 kitchen added at rear. Symmetrical W front of
main part has a plat band, a deep painted wood modillioned eaves cornice
of considerable projection, and 2 small 2-lights casement box dormers on
roofslope. The remaining light red brick jambs and flat gauged arches
show that there were originally 5 narrow sash windows on the 1st floor
and 2 each side of the central door. Altered in early C19 to 3 flush
box sash windows with 8/8 panes on 1st floor, and a triple sash window
on each side of door. 6-panel fielded door (top 2 glazed) in wooden
doorcase with panelled pilasters, consoles, full entablature and
triangular pediment. Roughcast older part on right has a 2-lights C18
leaded casement window to the 1st floor. Attic of main house also lit by
2-lights casement in S gable. Interior has staircase rising to attic
level, altered in C19. Hall has plastered beam, moulded cornice,
6-panels moulded doors, dentilled wooden fire surround with stone slips
and half-round back. Old door and doorway into chamber over, another cut
away to make late C18 doorway into chamber over parlour. Attics
plastered and have C19 fireplaces. Older S part has stepped jowls, long
straight tension braces, curved wind-braces to roof purlins, 2-light
late C17/early C18 leaded casement on S gable. (RCHM Typescript: Pevsner

Listing NGR: TL1877527120

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