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Fair Green House

A Grade II Listed Building in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8116 / 51°48'41"N

Longitude: 0.1519 / 0°9'6"E

OS Eastings: 548443

OS Northings: 214738

OS Grid: TL484147

Mapcode National: GBR LD5.97M

Mapcode Global: VHHM1.LQ5M

Plus Code: 9F32R562+JQ

Entry Name: Fair Green House

Listing Date: 6 June 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347858

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160880

Location: Sawbridgeworth, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM21

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Sawbridgeworth

Built-Up Area: Sawbridgeworth

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Sawbridgeworth

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(East Side)
No 17
(Fair Green House)
TL 4844 1473:3/67 6.6.52
C16 or earlier hall house. Early C17 parallel rear range. Refronted and
extended in C18 (RCHM Typescript). Timber frame plastered, stuccoed brick
C18 front. Steep old red tile roofs with small lead covered flats. Red
brick chimneys. Stucco front extended to S as high red brick wall with
plinth and broad buttresses. To N is short wall, then small and then double
high boarded gates with moulded capping,on square posts.with moulded caps
and iron overthrow to small gate. Main front on W has 3 unbalanced parts.
At N a 2 storey, 3 window stucco section with plinth, floorband and coved
eaves cornice to tile roof hipped at corner. Recessed sash windows with
3/6 panes on 1st floor and 6/6 panes on Gd floor. At S, a single storey
and parapet 2 window stucco section with plinth, floor band and coping to
parapet carrying light iron railing. The 5 window, 2 storeys and attic stucco
middle section is symmetrical in itself with a broad central bay breaking
forward with 1 window over door and parapet raking up to a blunt point in
front of a 2 light rounded topped dormer. This part in advance of other
two, with plinth and floor band running through,but taller 1st floor
windows, moulded cornice and parapet above. For a length corresponding to
this middle section, the ridge of the roof has been trimmed down and
covered in lead level with the tops of dormers on its rear slope. This
appears to have been to reduce the visual dominance of the old roof when
the building was refronted in C18. 2 windows each side of centre bay.
Recessed sash windows with 6/6 panes. Imposing wooden Doric doorcase with
pilasters and full entablature, moulded architraves, triglyph frieze and
modillioned cornice. An historic house with complex development.
Important in group around Fair Green.

Listing NGR: TL4844314738

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