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Latitude: 51.6814 / 51°40'53"N
Longitude: -0.1951 / 0°11'42"W
OS Eastings: 524879
OS Northings: 199617
OS Grid: TQ248996
Mapcode National: GBR BX.PGS
Mapcode Global: VHGPZ.KZQW
Plus Code: 9C3XMRJ3+HX
Entry Name: Almshouses
Listing Date: 12 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1346940
English Heritage Legacy ID: 164232
Location: Bentley Heath and The Royds, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, EN5
Electoral Ward/Division: Potters Bar Parkfield
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Potters Bar
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TQ 2499 POTTERS BAR BENTLEY HEATH LANE
12/180 Nos. 20 to 26 (even)
Row of 4 almshouses. 1864 on central datestone. Built for G. Byng, 2nd
Earl of Strafford. English bond red brick, cement rendered dressings,
slate roof. 1 storey. 6 bays: 2 paired entrances with flanking windows.
Chamfered surrounds and keystone blocks to timber doors with decorative
hinges. Timber gabled porches on brick bases, wavy bargeboards. 2 light
glazing bar casements with quoined jambs and cornices to lintels.
Plinth. Simple rendered cornice to close eaves. Quoins at return ends.
Large central stack and 2 smaller end stacks all with diagonally set
bricks below cornices. Extended to rear. Interior not inspected.
Forecourt wall about 1 m high with pyramidal heads to piers flanking
entrances, semi-circular top course.
Listing NGR: TQ2487999617
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