1 And 3 Duck Alne

25 Apr 2006
1 And 3 Duck Alne, Benington, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2 7LJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

Benington TL 2923 BENINGTON DUCK LANE (north side)

11/3 Nos 1 and 3



House, sub-divided during C19. Late C16, C19 trim. Timber frame roughcast with steep old red tile roof. A 2-storeys, 3- cell, central-chimney, lobby-entry plan house facing S. End jetty at E gable now underbuilt. Ornate ceiling to ground floor hall in middle with unheated parlour on E, and service room at W beyond chimney. Stair probably by chimney on N originally but separate straight flights provided in end rooms in C19. 4-windows front with old oak plank door in line with chimney a third from W end. Rectangular bay window to left with gabled porch to door next W corner. 3 3-light, flush casement windows to right.

Eaves project with plastered soffit. Interior has exposed close- studding with curved tension-braces, chamfered axial joists in parlour, double-roll moulded axial beam in hall with stop chamfered joists (one with ovolo moulded chamfer on one side) and double-roll moulded cross-beam next fireplace (part of chimney lintol remains for open fireplace now blocked), holes for bench supports in partition at upper end of hall, curved braces to tie- beam next chimney on 1st floor, edge-halved scarf joints with bridled butts in wall plates, clasped-purlin roof, and old boarded doors with strap hinges to larder and rear door. A small C16, 2-storeys, house of considerable quality.

Listing NGR: TL2992623731


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0871 IOE Records taken by A Gude; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr A. Gude. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Gude, A.

Rights Holder: Gude, A.


Roughcast, Tile, Timber, Tudor Jettied House, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, House, Domestic, Dwelling