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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1342165
English Heritage Legacy ID: 355507
Location: Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP3
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
In the entry for:-
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD BOX LANE
TL 00 NW (east side)
THE OLD HOUSE
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Information from unpublished report by James.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.
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
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