BANDONS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1101837

Date first listed: 13-Dec-1984

Statutory Address: BANDONS, PAYNES END

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: BANDONS, PAYNES END

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Anstey

National Grid Reference: TL 40054 33393

Summary

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History

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Details

TL 4033 ANSTEY PAYNES END (South side)

6/23 Bandons -

- II

Manor house. C15 E wing, hall range largely rebuilt in C19. E wing timber framed, roughcast on E and S but cased in painted brick on N and W. W range of painted brick. Old tile roofs to E wing and E kitchen extension, hipped red tile roof to W range. A 2 storeys and cellar L-shaped house, formerly facing S but rebuilt facing N in C19. The unusually large, C15, 2-storeys, 4-bay crosswing, jettied to S contains 2 rooms on each floor with a central straight stairway between. Massive timbers with the finest workmanship, chamfered and hollow moulded in 2 orders point to the Ground Floor S room being the principal Parlour but the N room is only a little less elaborate, and the 2 chambers on the 1st floor originally open to the 4-bay crown-post roof. With close-studding, tension bracing, and large heavy flat joists closely spaced the crosswing is of the highest quality of C15 craftsmanship. An external E side chimney remains for S part, a corresponding side-chimney for N part may have been removed in C19 when present E kitchen added. Hall range, 4 steps up, retains E gable internal chimney with large open fireplace, probably of C17 date, and its irregular plan suggests alteration and extension rather than a complete rebuild. This range has a symmetrical elevation on N with central door and 2 2-storeys brick canted bay windows each topped by a moulded cornice. Recessed sash windows of 2/2 panes under cambered gauged arches. Door up 4 steps has 5-panels and a wide moulded surround. Projecting gabled E wing on left has brick casing, plinth, toothed verge courses, and sash windows. Large deep well a little to N of this wing and gabled brick kitchen set back on left. Irregular S front with 2-storeys lean-to E extension of W range partly overlapping jettied end of E wing set back on right. Interior of E wing has brick floor, close-studded partition, four-centred chamfered doorhead, and hollow chamfered cross-beam with hollow chamfered knee braces rising from colonettes and continued by extra moulding on soffit of beam in Parlour. Chamfered posts, cross-beam and knee braces, with chequered tile floor in N Ground floor room. Curved braces, jowled chamfered posts, edge-halved scarf joint with bridled butts in wallplate on 1st floor, and fine 4-bay crown-post roof with long curved braces to collar purlin and flat rafters now in roof space. Horizontal mortice-and-tenon joint with 2 staggered pegs used as scarf joint in collar purlin. Centre of manor formed in C15 from Anstey Manor. A manor house of outstanding interest for its unusually large and elaborate timber framed parlour cross-wing. (VCH (1914)14: Bailey (1980)16).

Listing NGR: TL4005433393

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 160244

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1914), 14
Other
Bailey, (1980)

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