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Little Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7915 / 51°47'29"N

Longitude: -0.1058 / 0°6'20"W

OS Eastings: 530736

OS Northings: 212010

OS Grid: TL307120

Mapcode National: GBR KBP.Q2J

Mapcode Global: VHGPN.37XH

Plus Code: 9C3XQVRV+HM

Entry Name: Little Manor

Listing Date: 10 February 1950

Last Amended: 9 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268895

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461358

ID on this website: 101268895

Location: Hertingfordbury, East Hertfordshire, SG14

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hertford

Built-Up Area: Hertford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hertingfordbury

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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817-1/23/326 (East side)
10/02/50 Hertingfordbury
Little Manor
(Formerly Listed as:
MAIN ROAD, Hertingfordbury
Manor House)


House. Early and later C17 with C19 alterations. Timber-framed
core, red brick and yellow brick, part colourwashed, front
stuccoed and masonry lined, old tiled roofs with modillioned
eaves cornice at front, and parapet gables with moulded corbel
EXTERIOR: first and ground floors have left and right 2
slightly recessed C19 4-light wood casements with glazing
bars. Centre with small 2-light brick mullioned window, with
chamfered head jams and sill, leaded glazing, and exposed red
brick surround with latter stucco cut back. Recessed 6-panel
door, 4-panels fielded, upper 2 glazed.
Rear elevation has parapeted gable at left with 3 light attic
windows, the brick mullions much restored. Large C19 sash
window on first floor, with stub indicating original brick
mullion - the proportions indicate that this probably had
multiple lights, Yorkshire sash window on ground floor,
4-lights with 6-panes in each. At right 2 large mid C19
windows with rubbed brick arches, segmental on ground floor.
Right-hand (west) and rear gables with moulded coping bricks,
C17 red brick chimneystack with 6 clustered diagonally set red
brick shafts with 6 long rimmed pots above a base with moulded
coping against rear south wall of front range. C19 yellow
brick stack with 3 orange pots on left (north) flank wall of
front range. 2 hipped attic casement dormers to front. 3-bay
central entry front range (extended northwards by a half bay
early C19); rear outshut appears contemporary, with central
chimneystack between 2 rooms, that at front being the
right-hand (west) room of the front range, creating an L-plan.
INTERIOR: the entry is against the stair, with an early C19
elliptical vault, but this is not a customary lobby entry
arrangement. The Dining Room to the right, originally an
unheated parlour, has exposed chamfer and tongue stopped
beams, fireplace with wood bressumer and curved recess,
originally wider. 2-panel door leads into the kitchen, with a

battened door to cellar. The kitchen has a fireplace backing
on to the large C17 chimneystack, whose other ground floor
fireplace is in the Dining Room. Inserted grate c1840,
cast-iron with fire basket, with an oven alongside. Drawing
Room at north end of west range, with cased beam indicating
line of half bay extension, roughly chamfered longitudinal
beam, rear window with reeded surround c1840. Cellar under
west range has brick and stone flagged floors.
Stair straight flight with winders, dado at foot with 2
recessed panels, first-floor landing has chamfered beam with
stop and lamb's tongue. South bedroom with C18 2-panel door
with H-hinges, wide boarded floor and Edwardian grate in
chimney. Timber post alongside right of closet door adjoining
chimney, with studwork above and a fragment of bracing
indicating possible C16 timber-framed origin of building.
Large north bedroom has cased beam marking line of original
outer wall, large C19 window with shutters, 2-panel door.
East range now subdivided, 2-panel doors appear reset, exposed
beam with chamfer which dies out without proper tongues.
Within the bathroom accessible through the closet from the
front south bedroom, is a large clunch stone arched fireplace
with Tudor arch, served by the central chimneystack.
On the landing is an C18 sash window with heavy quadrant bars
and some crown glass reset horizontally to operate as a
Yorkshire sash. 2 attics above west range, ceiled at collar
level, with exposed purlins; north attic has an C18 2-panel
door and truncated purlins, which RCHME has interpreted as a
break for an archaic timber chimney, clearly showing where
northward extension was made, C17 panelling was reset in the
rebuilt C19 chimney alcove on the end of the building, exposed
studwork on landing. Rear attic bedroom over east wing has
access from ladder stair from first floor, 3 bays, exposed
purlins and principal collars, with stack in short bay and
restored 3 light brick-mullioned windows at rear. No access
available to inspect upper roof structure.
(Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England): An
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire:
London: 1910-: 114; Smith JT: Hertfordshire Houses: Selective
Inventory: London: 1993-: 89).

Listing NGR: TL3073612010

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