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LINDEN HOUSE

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.

Name: LINDEN HOUSE

List entry Number: 1101681

Location

LINDEN HOUSE, 4, KNIGHT STREET

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: 02-Oct-1981

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 160792

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

KNIGHT STREET 1. 5253 (West Side) No 4 TL 4840 1503:1/12 (Linden House) II GV 2. Rear range said to be c.1780. Early C19 range built in front. Facade modernised in early Victorian period, 2 storey projecting N wing said to have been added c.1940. Imposing stucco house with hipped slate roofs. 2 storeys at front but 3 storeys at rear. Timberframed and plastered in parts but brick front range and extension stuccoed. Formerly symmetrical 3 window front. Projecting 2 storey wing on N with modified detailing, hipped slate roof, gable chimney to E, and large circular bay on NW corner. Stucco surrounds to E front windows with Greek classical mouldings. Sash windows with 6/6 panes, moulded architraves, projecting cills on block corbels. Upper windows have a cornice carried on scrolled consoles. Lower windows have pediments on scrolled consoles. Wide central round headed doorway up 4 Portland stone steps with moulded nosings. Door surround with continuous bi-symmetrical moulding, paterae at springing, and keystone with mask. Double doors,each of 3 panels. Fanlight etched with anthemion pattern. Angled single storey projection on S flank with 2 sash windows. At rear, a projecting 1st floor lobby supported on cast iron column. Casement windows to 2nd floor. 2 light with 4 panes to each. 1st floor sash windows with 6/6 panes. Gd floor sash windows with 8/8 panes. Pump on S flank wall. Narrow brick storage range with central archway projects to W from NW corner. Stair-hall has cornice with reeded moulding around ceiling with superimposed square panels with paterae in the manner of modillions, similar to that at 19 Knight Street opposite of c.1800-1810. Details of cut string stair similar but form different. Mahogany handrail and wreath. 6 panel doors generally. Gd floor SE room front window has double hung panelled shutters housed in box under flap at cill level. C.1940 extension has traditional Edwardian style detailing and could be c.1910 on style. Dining room in rear part has lower ceiling. Servants' stair behind main stair and leads down to a rear cellar. 1st floor SE room has early C19 moulded marble fire surround with paterae on corner stops. Reeding around ceiling but early Victorian running ivy scroll added. Central acanthus motif to ceiling. 6 panel door with bi-symmetrical mouldings. Roof has king post roof structure. Cast iron openwork square gate piers with palmette decoration flanking 2 Portland stone steps from pavement with wrought iron footscrapers on semi-circular stone bases. The house was formerly named The Limes and is on the Tithe Map of 1839. A house of considerable architectural interest. It is of importance to the group of buildings at the N end of Knight Street.

Listing NGR: TL4839615045

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National Grid Reference: TL 48396 15045

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