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

East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 40333 30111


TL 4030 HORMEAD HORMEAD DANE (North side) Great Hormead

11/92 The Old Rectory 22.2.67


Rectory, now a house. E part c.1500, W part early C17, C18 E end extension demolished leaving fireplace outside, C20 rear service wing. Timber frame on brick sill, plastered front but exposed close-studding at W end with weatherboarded gable top. Steep old tiled-roof. A 2-storeys and attics, 3-cells, side-jettied house facing S with large internal chimney a third from W end and E gable chimney. S front has 3 4-light flush lattice leaded casements to 1st floor and 2 rectangular bay windows under the jetty with brick bases, 4-light leaded casements with mullions and transoms. 4-light casement to E part and a 6-panel door. Small 2-light window opposite chimney, probably in position of former door. 4 tall grouped octagonal shafts to main chimney. 2 matching shafts on E chimney. The E bay c.1500 is the crosswing, jettied to S, of a former open hall to W, rebuilt in early C17 as a matching side-jettied range with new axial roof overall, re-using soot-blackened rafters for the open hall in its rear slope. The crosswing has close-studding, curved tension braces, chamfered cross-beam, one of a pair of arched braces, blocked doorway and indication of stair trap. Studding of E wall of former hall has peg holes for the back and N back-end. The C17 part to W has depressed 4-centred arched fireplaces in hall and chamber over, moulded similar fireplaces to W parlour and chamber over, and moulded and stopped beams. Mid C18 E chimney serves E room and former extension. Lozenge-carved decoration to scratch moulded panelled screen beside parlour fireplace with cockspur hinges on door. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL4033330111


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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: 24 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/05000/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Harris. Source Historic England Archive
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