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Latitude: 51.9697 / 51°58'10"N
Longitude: -0.0279 / 0°1'40"W
OS Eastings: 535571
OS Northings: 231968
OS Grid: TL355319
Mapcode National: GBR K8N.KRJ
Mapcode Global: VHGNQ.GRMF
Entry Name: The Countryman Public House (Opposite Chipping Hall)
Listing Date: 13 December 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1347744
English Heritage Legacy ID: 160266
Location: Buckland, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Buckland
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Reed and Buckland
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 33 SE BUCKLAND HIGH ROAD (A10)
1/45 The Countryman PH
- (opposite Chipping Hall)
House, now a PH. C16 or early C17, mid/late C17 interior chimney and
inserted floor in middle part, S part rebuilt in early C18 (probably
when sold in 1719 as the Red Lion PH to Mr. Beale), N part rebuilt in
C18, W and S sides of building cased in brick and gable added to N part
probably when adjoining cottages cleared in 1913. Name changed in later
C20. Timber frame roughcast but W front and S end cased in painted
brick. Steep pitched roof with rear outshut, thatched in Buckler dwg of
1841 (HRO) but now slated. Gabled tiled porch. A 2-storeys, 3-cells,
internal chimney plan house facing W with shorter rear outshut, chimney
a third from S end, and higher floor levels in N part with C19 external
gable chimney. 2-bay middle part entered next N end, with back to back
fireplaces in stack. 3 windows W front has paired recessed Gd floor sash
windows joined under segmental arches, and 2-light casement windows
over, all with small panes. Glazed gabled porch with high brick sill.
Single-storey flat-roofed small block against N gable. Interior has
exposed timbers, with jowled posts, cut away curved braces on 1st floor,
straight tension braces in rear wall, chamfered axial beams and squared
joists on ground floor, heavy studs of partition wall with sill-plate in
middle part and later cross-beam on higher N part. Good, chamfered,
3-centred arched late C17 red brick fireplace to upper room at S end.
Lintel to open fireplace to bar said to have been inscribed '1743' but
now recently carved with date 1663 in relief. (Branch Johnson (1962) 46).
Listing NGR: TL3557131968
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