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The Croft

A Grade II Listed Building in Benington, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8957 / 51°53'44"N

Longitude: -0.1137 / 0°6'49"W

OS Eastings: 529889

OS Northings: 223585

OS Grid: TL298235

Mapcode National: GBR K9J.22T

Mapcode Global: VHGP1.ZM74

Plus Code: 9C3XVVWP+7G

Entry Name: The Croft

Listing Date: 31 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347949

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159620

Location: Benington, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Benington

Built-Up Area: Benington

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Benington

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(south side)

11/21 No 2
(The Croft)



House. C16 or earlier hall house with E crosswing inserted floor
and alterations early Cl7, large W wing of late C19 replacing
old jettied and gabled service wing. Timber frame roughcast with
steep old red tile roofs. W part of roughcast brickwork with
matching roofs. One and a half storeys hall range with 2-storeys
parlour crosswing at E and large 2-storeys later block at W.
Faces N with entrance now at W. E wing jettied with casement
window to 1st floor, early Cl7 mullioned and transomed ovolo-
moulded rectangular bay window below jetty with added C18
bracketed cornice, external projecting E-side red brick chimney
with 2 diagonal shafts (top part rebuilt), and one-bay C19 gabled
rear extension. Lower hall range has large overhanging gabled
dormer with 3-light leaded lattice casement, and rectangular bay
window below. Square Cl7 gabled former stair-turret at rear
overlapping rear of E wing. 2 windows to gabled W wing rebuilt
beyond central chimney at W end of hall. Interior has chamfered
and stopped axial beam and joists of Cl7 floor inserted in hall
with early C18 bracketed moulded cornice on 3 sides, heavy flat-
laid joists in 2-bay E crosswing (possibly jettied to rear
originally), curved tension braces on upper floor of E wing,
clasped-purlin roofs with wind-braces, and unusual balustrade to
upper landing in W part.

Listing NGR: TL2988923585

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