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 Repair Grants for Heritage at Risk grant awarded towards the cost of repairs, which commenced on site mid-2019.

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

Location

    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:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA