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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.


List entry Number: 1101365



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Aspenden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Jul-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159713

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TL 3528 ASPENDEN THE STREET (north side)

8/3 The Bell House



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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TL 35617 28292


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