THE BELL HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1101365
Date first listed:
06-Jul-1984
Statutory Address:
THE BELL HOUSE, THE STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE BELL HOUSE, THE STREET

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Aspenden
National Grid Reference:
TL 35617 28292

Details

TL 3528 ASPENDEN THE STREET (north side)

8/3 The Bell House

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GV II

School house, now a house. Circa 1714 for Ralf Freman the 4th, the squire, with money left by Mary Cater, d.1704, for teaching young children in this parish of the most indigent parents to read and write (EHAS Trans 8 (1928-9) 65: memorial on W end exterior of S aisle of parish church). Red brick in Flemish-bond with thick joints and fine red brick front with moulded brick corbels at ends of boxed eaves. Steep old red tile roof, rear slope now slated. A large, 2-storeys and attics, symmetrical 5 windows house facing S with internal gable chimneys and gabled one-storey brick central porch. Small, one-storey brick and tile additions at each end. Nearly flush, small pane, 2-light casement windows, the upper ones with segmental arches, the lower ones with brick courses continuing over the heads of the frames. 2-light casements at rear, 3 windows to each floor all without arches. Small wooden bell-cote at middle of ridge, and 2 hipped dormers on front roof-slope. Round arched entrance in porch with gable parapet.

Listing NGR: TL3561728292

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
159713
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'East Hertfordshire Archaeological Society Newsletter' in East Hertfordshire Archaeological Society Newsletter, (1929), 65

Legal

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

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