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Statutory Address:

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

East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 30619 23304


Benington TL 32 SW BENINGTON TOWN LANE (north side)

4/12 No 105 (formerly listed as 24.11.66 The Old House (Benington Place)

- II

House. Late C15 or early C16 open hall house, S end bay later. Timber frame on brick plinth (renewed), roughcast with a steep old red tile roof. A long 2-storeys house facing W. Middle part formerly open to roof with smoke-blackened rafters. N end storied of same date. S bay added. 2 central chimneys, one cruciform and one T-shaped. 5 windows balanced front with 2- light casement windows above and 3-light windows below. 2 hipped, tiled porches (one infilled). Gabled rear stair tower and wall timbers exposed inside rear outshut. Close-studding with curved tension bracing and wind braces in side purlin roof. 4-light diamond mullioned window on 1st floor with sliding shutter (renewed). Lengths of early C14 moulded beam re-used as mantels on ground floor with carved foliage and shields with de Benetade arms, probably from restoration of chancel of St Peter's parish church in C19. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3061923304


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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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Date: 14 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04855/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive
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