BENINGTON BURY AND PETERSCOURT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1101374
Date first listed:
20-Oct-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
31-May-1984
Statutory Address:
BENINGTON BURY AND PETERSCOURT, WALKERN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
BENINGTON BURY AND PETERSCOURT, WALKERN ROAD

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Benington
National Grid Reference:
TL 29734 23913

Details

Benington TL 2923 BENINGTON WALKERN ROAD (west side)

11/5 Benington Bury, and Peterscourt 20.10.52 (formerly listed as The Bury)

GV II*

Rectory, now 2 houses. 1637 for Nathaniel Dod rector (date panel on porch and inscription in church chancel). Extended c1680, and in mid C19 for Rev Haggard. Sold 1914 and renamed Peterscourt. Named The Bury in 1950's, and divided in 1980's. Red brick with front plastered, and stone dressings to C19 work. Steep red tile roofs. Built as a 2-storeys and attics, central-chimney, lobby- entry, 2-cell plan house facing E with symmetrical red brick front with 2-storeys porch and 2 gables with moulded parapet and finials at apex and feet, and mullioned wood windows with labels. Moulded string at ground floor and plain bond below front parapet. Ovolo moulded mullioned and transomed windows. C19 cross-windows in 1st floor, some replacing C18 sashes (Buckler dwg in HRO of 1832). Porch has pilasters on bases, below an entablature with swelled frieze and triangular pediment. Chanelled rustication to quoins on upper part. 6-panel ovolo- moulded battened oak door in heavy chamfered frame. N wing, probably c1680, extends the front, with minor differences, by one gable. Timber-framed walls on each side of main staircase suggests that the N wing was part of the original plan. Rear wing of 1680 has a parlour and staircase. Front range retained when S end and rear altered and extended in C19 red brick lancet- Gothick, and chimneys rebuilt. Good interiors to main range with 4-centred chamfered red brick fireplaces to hall and chamber over, and oak stair with square newels and pendants, and table- leg balusters on landing. (RCHM (1911) 52: VCH (1912) 73: Pevsner (1977) 95).

Listing NGR: TL2973423913

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
159635
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, A, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1912), 73
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 95
Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 17 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/04875/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive
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