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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: 1101645



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sawbridgeworth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Jun-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 160802

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LONDON ROAD 1. 5253 (East Side) No 28 (White Lion Hotel) TL 4813 1487:3/5 6.6.52 II GV 2. Later C16. W block c.1720-30 (RCHM Typescript). Small,early C19, extension to E end. L shaped 2 storey corner building with older part facing N onto Bell Street. Timberframed and plastered under steep old red tile gabled roof. Slate roof to E extension and rear slope of main roof. W block of red brick with gabled old red tile roof. N range consists of 2 bay gabled crosswing next E extension with formerly jettied hall and service end extending to W. Large chimney at upper (E) end of hall, W block with higher rooms has central corridor with room each side on 1st floor which probably reflects a similar arrangement on the Gd floor now gutted. External gable chimneys. N front to Bell Street has brick plinth painted, weatherboarding up to cill of Gd floor windows, and chevron patterned panelled pargetting above. Overhanging eaves. Bargeboard to gable of crosswing. 3 wooden 2-light casement windows to 1st floor, 6 panels to each light. Flush sash window with 8/8 panes to Gd floor and canted bay window to crosswing. C19,E extension weatherboarded. Flush boxed sash window to 1st floor with 6/6 panes. Simple pilastered shop front with box cornice on 2 shaped brackets with guttae. 3 light window. 3 panel door. C16 moulded heavy plank and batten rear door from kitchen to rear yard. Splendid show front to W block facing London Road. Plinth, 2 storeys and parapet, 5 windows. Red brick with lighter red dressings and some in stone. Segmental gauged brick arches with stone keystones. Giant order Doric pilasters at corners with moulded stone bases and capitals. Moulded brick entablature breaks forward over each pilaster with cut brick trigliphs and guttae. Moulded band at 1st floor level, returned before pilasters. Bed mould of cornice and floor band break forward over keystone of each window. 8 panel central door, raised and fielded, with wide wooden Doric doorcase with rusticated pilasters and full entablature with trigliphs and mutules breaking forward over pilasters. Bases and foresteps removed for road widening after 1959. Windows are slightly recessed box sashes with 6/6 panes and segmental heads to the frame and upper sash. Parapet rebuilt. Wrought iron bracket with cresting central over door. 1 bay single storey brick extension to S modern. The W block has brick gable walls and parapets and projecting gable chimneys. Internally quite plain. Timbers exposed in N range. Chamfered and stopped axial beams to Gd floor, wall frame on 1st floor and chamfered tie beams in crosswing.

Listing NGR: TL4814414866

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National Grid Reference: TL 48138 14878


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