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The Old House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7399 / 51°44'23"N

Longitude: -0.4989 / 0°29'56"W

OS Eastings: 503741

OS Northings: 205643

OS Grid: TL037056

Mapcode National: GBR G6S.ST1

Mapcode Global: VHFS5.9JLK

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 17 February 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342165

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355507

Location: Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP3

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Town: Dacorum

Electoral Ward/Division: Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield

Built-Up Area: Hemel Hempstead

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Boxmoor

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

TL 00 NW (east side)


The description shall be amended to read:-

House. Early C16, altered mid C16 and late C16; further alterations C17, C19 and
early C20. Timber framed ground floor replaced in brick and let floor roughcast
rendered. C19 additions of brick; all painted white. Plain tile roofs. Brick
sacks. Original plan was of a 4-bay open hall house having parlour on left, and
lower end, with buttery and pantry, on right; lower end floored mid C16; roof over
hall and parlour raised, and floor inserted, late C16; further alterations C17,
including addition of rear stair turret and cellar; C19 lean-to addition to left
(parlour) end, addition at right end, and sub-division into 2 cottages;- early C20
reversion to single house. Entrance elevation: C20 leaded casement windows of 2 or
3 lights. Left section of 2 storeys, 2 bays with end stacks; side outshut on left.
Right section of 1 storey and attic, 2 + 1 bays separately roofed, and having door
on left in canopied architrave, 3 gabled dormers, and ridge stack. Rear: gabled
stair turret, with lean-to porch on left; various C20 windows and one gabled dormer.
Interior: chamfered beams and old joists with carpenters marks. Timber framing
survives on 1st floor: in_the right-hand section it is of large scantling with
thickly-jowelled wall posts and one visible tension brace; in left-hand section it
is of lighter-scantling, with the wall posts arch-braced to wall plates, and there
is some surviving mid-late C17 wall painting. Roof has old rafters and trusses, the
rafters at left end re-ordered, the timbers over former hall smoke-blackened and the
truss which was originally the hall central truss chamfered and originally open.

Information from unpublished report by James. Moir, 1987.


(East Side)
The Old House
TL 00 NW 10/246


C17. Whitewashed roughcast and brick, old tiled roofs. 2 storeys on left, 1
storey and attics on right with 3 gabled dormers. 5 flush lattice casement windows.
Cut bracketed doorhood. Timber frame.

Listing NGR: TL0374105643

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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