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1 and 3, Duck Alne

A Grade II Listed Building in Benington, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.897 / 51°53'49"N

Longitude: -0.1131 / 0°6'47"W

OS Eastings: 529926

OS Northings: 223731

OS Grid: TL299237

Mapcode National: GBR K9J.26R

Mapcode Global: VHGP2.0L14

Plus Code: 9C3XVVWP+QP

Entry Name: 1 and 3, Duck Alne

Listing Date: 31 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175425

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159606

Location: Benington, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Benington

Built-Up Area: Benington

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Benington

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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11/3 Nos 1 and 3



House, sub-divided during C19. Late C16, C19 trim. Timber
frame roughcast with steep old red tile roof. A 2-storeys, 3-
cell, central-chimney, lobby-entry plan house facing S. End
jetty at E gable now underbuilt. Ornate ceiling to ground floor
hall in middle with unheated parlour on E, and service room at W
beyond chimney. Stair probably by chimney on N originally but
separate straight flights provided in end rooms in C19. 4-windows
front with old oak plank door in line with chimney a third from W
end. Rectangular bay window to left with gabled porch to door
next W corner. 3 3-light, flush casement windows to right.
Eaves project with plastered soffit. Interior has exposed close-
studding with curved tension-braces, chamfered axial joists in
parlour, double-roll moulded axial beam in hall with stop
chamfered joists (one with ovolo moulded chamfer on one side) and
double-roll moulded cross-beam next fireplace (part of chimney
lintol remains for open fireplace now blocked), holes for bench
supports in partition at upper end of hall, curved braces to tie-
beam next chimney on 1st floor, edge-halved scarf joints with
bridled butts in wall plates, clasped-purlin roof, and old
boarded doors with strap hinges to larder and rear door. A small
C16, 2-storeys, house of considerable quality.

Listing NGR: TL2992623731

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