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PHEASANT HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: PHEASANT HOUSE

List entry Number: 1101188

Location

PHEASANT HOUSE, LITTLE HEATH LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Nettleden with Potten End

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 157992

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TL 00 NW NETTLEDEN WITH LITTLE HEATH LANE POTTEN END (West side) Potten End

5/211 Pheasant House

GV II

House. C15 E wing, C16 hall range, C17 alterations to roof and rear of E wing, present internal chimney C18, rear studio extension 1982 in form of a 3-bay open hall with entrance link. Timber frames on brick or flint sills, frame exposed on W half of N side with red brick infill, similar brick casing to E wing, dark weatherboarding to rear extension, steep old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys, L-shaped house with a single-storey lean-to at each end of older N range parallel with road. N front has 3 casement windows to each floor. E wing has exposed internally the structure of a fine close-studded crosswing of 2 or more bays, jettied on adjacent sides, on N and E, formerly gabled to N but now roofed uniformly with hall range and truncated on S end. Massive timbers, lofty ground floor, and deep-chamfered and hollow-stopped joists. Dragon-beam and its corner post survive with mortices for a 5-light central diamond-mullioned window with shutter groove central on N side. Single large curved brace in each bay on W side and similar mullioned window blocked intact on 1st floor with shutter groove for similar window below on ground floor. Double-curved tension braces support bay-post on W side of 1st floor. W face of W wall of crosswing carefully close-studded as if to form upper end of an open hall on W but no doorway detectable. Later clasped-purlin roof, straight wind-braces, squint butted scarf joint, and inserted diagonal corner fireplace. 2-bay hall range has a short irregular gap against the W wing as it is not attached at right angles. Jowled posts and curved braces to central open truss with cranked tie-beam, and signs of similar braces and tie-beam cut out in upper chamber at E end. Chamfered and stopped cross- anti axial- floorbeams on same bay divisions. Clasped purlin roof with wind-braces. Tension braces in N and W walls. Mortices and shutter-groove for a 4-light diamond mullioned window on S side of W bay next central bay post, and corresponding shutter groove on N wall both at 1st floor level indicating a floor originally in this bay and probably in both bays of this part. Edge-halved scarf joint with bridled butts in N wallplate near W corner. W wall shows weathering of timbers on W face giving no clue to the position of the service rooms of this house. Named by OS Little Heath Great Farm Cottage. Site transfered from Northchurch parish in boundary change 1st April 1985.

Listing NGR: TL0173107992

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National Grid Reference: TL 01731 07992

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