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Latitude: 51.9405 / 51°56'25"N
Longitude: -0.0956 / 0°5'44"W
OS Eastings: 531002
OS Northings: 228599
OS Grid: TL310285
Mapcode National: GBR K8Z.6NC
Mapcode Global: VHGNW.9H98
Plus Code: 9C3XWWR3+5P
Entry Name: Broom Manor
Listing Date: 19 October 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1347987
English Heritage Legacy ID: 159821
Location: Cottered, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9
Civil Parish: Cottered
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Cottered with Broadfield
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
Tagged with: Manor house
TL 32 NW COTTERED BACK LANE (B1037)
3/3 Broom Manor
House. C15 or early C16 2-storeys SW cross wing, taller C16 2-
storeys NW wing, C16 hall range on S with inserted early C17
floor and chimney, red brick fronts c1700 to S, and Ground floor
of NW wing on E side, and contemporary windows and panelling.
Single storey E kitchen and chimney 1954. Timber frame roughcast
with added front in red brick chequered with black headers.
Steep old red tile roofs and red brick chimneys. A, 2-storeys
and attics, L-shaped house facing S. Lobby-entry, central
chimney plan with chimney a third from E end. Former kitchen at
E with wider fireplace and trimming for stair trap at SE corner.
Parlour at W now thrown into hall. Main stair in rear wing now,
with 2-bay structure and N internal gable chimney. Formal S
front of brick has a plinth, floor band, and 3 large gables with
gable-parapets linked by eaves parapets. A 2-light mullioned
casement window in each gable (central window blocked). 4 larger
flush 2-light mullioned windows with segmented heads and
casements to 1st floor in pattern of 1:2:1 punctuated by upright
oval openings, the W one blocked, the E one renewed and glazed
over entrance door in front of stack. 4 similar mullioned cross-
windows to ground floor and 2-panel door under flat hood on heavy
brackets with guttae. Sun firemark no 97213 at 1st floor level.
Single-storey plastered kitchen extension with steep old tiled
roof set back at E end. Tall central chimney with conjoined
diagonal shafts above a rectangular base. Contemporary gable
chimney to NW wing with 2 diagonal shafts. Capped-off external
C19 chimney to parlour on W end may have replaced an older stack.
Entrance now by a panelled door with pedimented hood on E side of
NW rear wing. Interior has chamfered and stopped axial beams in
S range, panelling in hall and chamber over with 2-panel doors
and H-hinges, hollow moulded curved braces and tie beams to 2-
bay former solar on 1st floor at SW with a fine 3-light mullioned
window on W with traceried heads, iron grille, and ogee-plus-roll
mullions rebated for glazing. Narrow E bay of hall range
partitioned to full height before chimney inserted. Iron
fireback with 'RL 1630' and broad arrow badge in wreath with
coronet was found behind a fireplace but may be exotic. Formerly
Broom Farm (RCHM (1911) 84: VCH (1912) 228).
Listing NGR: TL3100228599
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