THE OLD SWAN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1101816
Date first listed:
22-Feb-1967
Date of most recent amendment:
13-Dec-1984
Statutory Address:
THE OLD SWAN

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE OLD SWAN

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Hormead
National Grid Reference:
TL 39011 29412

Details

TL 3929 HORMEAD HARE STREET (West side)

12/75 The Old Swan 22.2.67 (formerly listed as Old Swan Cottage

GV II

House. Early C16 open hall house with 2 crosswings, hall floored over and chimney inserted in late C16, as Inn c.1600-1909. Timber frame on black stucco sill, plastered with weatherboarded Ground Floor at N end. Steep old red tile roofs. Attached single storey outhouses at rear NW timber framed, weatherboarded with steep tiled roofs. A large 2-storeys and cellar H-plan medieval house facing E. The frontage has jettied upper floors with gables to each crosswing and a gabled dormer to the hall range between 3-light flush casement windows to gables and 2-light to dormer. 3 small early C19 canted oriel windows to Ground Floor. 4-panel doors beside S wing and at N corner of N wing the latter next a C19 shop window. Original cross passage in N wing but plan reversed when chimney built in lower bay of hall. Early C18 parlour fireplace blocked passage left behind old chimney and staircase behind serving cellar and upper floors required a rear lean-to passage for communication between ends of house. Hall of 2 equal bays with one almost flat tie-beam to the open truss with remains of small curved braces. Clasped purlin roof. Moulded lintol to late C16 open fireplace in hall. (RCHM (1911)103 no.9: VCH (1914)69: RCHM Typescript: Jackson (1983)18).

Listing NGR: TL3901129412

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
160296
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1914), 69
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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