Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1101248

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1987



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County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum (District Authority)

Parish: Flamstead

National Grid Reference: TL 07808 14558


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FLAMSTEAD TROWLEY HILL ROAD TL 0714 (West side) 9/57 No. 8 (Bell House) - GV II

Inn, now a private house. Late C16 or early C17, C17 S part and central chimney, C19 brick front and bay window to bar. Timber frame largely replaced in red brick painted externally. Steep old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys, 3 windows long, building facing E onto street. 2 cells, internal-chimney, lobby-entry plan. Narrow structural bay in middle with space for former stair by stack. E front has a pair of recessed sash windows on LH and a single one to RH arch with 3/3 panes. Door in middle, 4 panels flush-beaded, with flat hood on shaped brackets. Large hip-roofed tiled projection to LH with continuous glazing and canted return to door. Segmental bow window on RH. Interior has timber frame exposed on 1st floor in front range, chamfered axial beams to ground floor with hollow stops at N but ogee stops to S room. Large back-to-back fireplaces with chamfered lintels and hollow stops. Timber frame to rear stair lean-to. Framed rear wall exposed in rear outshut. Raking braces to central post of S end wall. Posts remain in external brick walls. Squint-butted scarf joint in wallplate at rear. Straight tie-beam with queen-struts to clasped-purlin roof in N part. Inserted attic floor with axial chamfered beam and squared joists. Structural difference in S part of house with raking queen struts in later S part and 1st floor ceilings intended to be plastered with axial beam. Bigger fireplace lintel to N room on ground floor (re-used timber on S). (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL0780814558


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