BOWERS HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1102993
Date first listed:
26-Jul-1951
Statutory Address:
BOWERS HOUSE, 1-4, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
BOWERS HOUSE, 1-4, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
St. Albans (District Authority)
Parish:
Harpenden
National Grid Reference:
TL 13390 14434

Details

TL 1314 SW HARPENDEN HIGH STREET (east side) HARPENDEN

16/53 Bower's House (Nos 1-4) 26.7.51

II*

Now 3 houses with early and late C18 red brick casing. Internally it is a large C16 timber frame house, the centre part possibly a late medieval hall. Plain tile roof. Tripartite range of 3:5:2 flush sash windows. 2 storeys and attics. Centre part is in early C18 vitrified brick with gauged red brick heads. Upper floor windows have rubbed brick aprons with scalloped soffits. Circa 1800 door with fielded and glazed panels and a cut bracket hood. S block has similar detail and 1 hipped dormer; N block is late C18 brick, the upper aprons with chequer patterning. Large C16 red brick chimney stack between S and centre parts: 2 square, 1 polygonal and 1 circular shafts, the last with cut brick spiral pattern. Rear elevation has 2 projecting gable ends, that on S an early C18 stair turret with late C18 casing. C17 lateral stack to rear centre with 2 joined shafts. The original house was in two parts either side of the main stack. Both parts have C16 moulded bearers and the S part was originally jettied on both sides. 1st floor room to S of entrance passage has a good C16 stone fireplace surround with roll-moulded 4-centre arch. Very good open-well staircase with triplets of plain-shafted balusters to each tread. (RCHM (1910); RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1339014434

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
163587
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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.

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