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VASSARS

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: VASSARS

List entry Number: 1102458

Location

VASSARS, LONDON ROAD

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Langley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Feb-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 162864

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TL 22 SW LANGLEY LONDON ROAD (West side) Langley Bottom

5/72 Vassars

II

House. Later C17, W bay C18, E wing and gabled rear (N) extensions mid C19, S extension to E wing c.1966, garage wing to NW late C20. Timber frame cased in painted brickwork, E wing and later extensions painted brick. Steep old red tile roofs. An irregular Z-shaped house, the oldest 2-storeys range facing S with gabled rear NE stair turret and 2 similar gables to W at rear added later. Taller E wing of 2-storeys raised over a cellar. Large internal chimney at junction of these 2 parts. 1½-storeys garage wing extending to N at W end. S front has 3 1st floor windows with small gables over them. 3-lights flush casement windows. Similar windows to ground floor with 2-, 5-, and 3-lights. Door between the latter two. E front of parlour wing has canted bay with sash windows, segmental arch to cellar below, and on upper window below the corbelled eaves band. Interior has exposed timbers and shows that the building was originally of 1½-storeys and 2-bays with end chimneys, entrance into E room and stair rising out of it. W bay probably C18, when front wall heightened to full 2-storeys. Clasped-purlin original roof, long straight tension braces in walls, tie-beams exposed on 1st floor. Axial chamfered floor beams with ogee stops. Interesting fireplace in W chimney with recesses in semi-circular back. The Three Horseshoes P.H. during the C19. Large oval terracotta relief portrait medallion and name plaque of Tennyson C19 by Doulton formerly on the Birkbeck Bank, Holborn, built into N wall of garage 1967. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2114123140

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National Grid Reference: TL 21141 23140

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