Town House (Ashwell Museum), Swan Street, Ashwell - North Hertfordshire

Two-bay, two-storey, timber-framed jettied building which forms the front part of Ashwell Village Museum. Close studding to front with two shop windows, reinstated as part of a repair and restoration project completed in the1930s. Previously rendered, the timber frame has been exposed since the 1930s repair scheme. Much leakage at interfaces of infill panels, and studs and windows are not weather proof. C15 timber frame and interiors at risk. Historic England Heritage at Risk Repair Grant accepted for project development, which is underway Summer 2018.

Town House (Ashwell Museum), Swan Street, Ashwell - North Hertfordshire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: TOWN HOUSE (ASHWELL MUSEUM)
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1102724
  • Local Planning Authority: North Hertfordshire
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building


  • Building Name: Town House (Ashwell Museum)
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • District / Borough: North Hertfordshire
  • Parish: Ashwell
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North East Hertfordshire
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Trudi Hughes 01223 582739

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England