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Bear House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashwell, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0404 / 52°2'25"N

Longitude: -0.1551 / 0°9'18"W

OS Eastings: 526636

OS Northings: 239608

OS Grid: TL266396

Mapcode National: GBR J6D.3LW

Mapcode Global: VHGN8.8ZC6

Plus Code: 9C4X2RRV+5X

Entry Name: Bear House

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347312

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162164

Location: Ashwell, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG7

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Ashwell

Built-Up Area: Ashwell

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ashwell

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(South side)
8/33 No. 77
27.5.68 (Bear House)


House, formerly farmhouse. Late C15 hall house with cross wings. Altered
late C17 and C18 to form continuous range. Restored C19-20. Timber
frame. Plastered walls. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys. 4½ bays. 4 windows,
the 2 on right C19 sashes, the 2 on left glazing bar casements. To right
of door is a 3-light diamond mullioned window of C16. The door itself is
in original position at cross passage. Wide C15 pointed arch frame with
plain wooden spandrels. To left of door the former service wing has an
unusual quatrefoiled wooden ventilator band between floors. Left return
wall has a 4-light blocked diamond mullioned window. Internally the
hall was 2 bays to right of door; heightened to 2 storeys in late C17
when a lateral stack was inserted at rear. Bay to right, with C19
sashes, is an early C16 cross-wing addition. To right of this a late C17
or C18 half-bay addition. The left ground floor is partitioned into 2
rooms with a pair of ogee-headed doors. Fragmentary remains of an early
C17 wall painting. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2663639607

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