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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: 1101378



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Benington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Nov-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159641

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Cutting Hill TL 32 SW BENINGTON WHEMPSTEAD ROAD (north side)

4/26 Farmhouse at Cutting Hill Farm



House. Early C16 open hall house; heightened and floors and central chimney inserted mid Cl7, later Cl7 2-storeys porch and rear stair turret. Late Cl7 N dairy wing; extended to RH in mid C20 and beyond dairy in 1970's. Originally a 3-cell building with open hall flanked by bays of one and a half storeys for parlour at S and service at N. Timber frame, weatherboarded on ground floor with pargetting above. Steep hipped old red tile roof. A long, 2-storeys, 3-cell, central-chimney, lobby-entry plan house facing W. Red brick chimney stepped on plan. Later small N gable chimney. S bay C20. Entry now direct into hall to N of chimney with chamfered and ogee stopped cross-beam. Axial beam to parlour on S of chimney and to Service room at N end. 5 windows W front including porch window. Window inserted in old doorway and new door to left. Interior has old wallplates and principal posts remaining at NW, NE and SE corners of hall. Open fireplace with lintol in hall has a pointed recess at the back. Winding stair round square newel with carved finial. Old boarded doors with iron hinges. Face-halved bladed scarf joints in rear upper wallplate. Boxed in fireplace to chamber over parlour said to have 3-centred chamfered stone surround. Called Cutten Hill in lease of 1702 (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3119022194

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National Grid Reference: TL 31190 22194


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