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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.


List entry Number: 1176619



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hormead

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Feb-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 160314

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TL 4030 HORMEAD HORMEAD DANE (North side) Great Hormead

11/93 Great Hormead Dane 22.2.67


House. Late C16, rear wing late C17, attics made in early C19 rear wing altered to kitchen, and added chimneys. Timber frame with exposed close-studding, lower part of rear wing of plastered brick, half-hipped steep thatched roof. A large 2-storeys cellar and attics house facing S with 2 storeys rear wing at NW. Main range has 3-cells, cross-passage plan with formerly divided service bay at W, large C17 chimney inserted backing onto the passage with stair originally at its N flank, and formerly unheated parlour at E with stair in NE corner. Late C17 chimney built at junction with rear wing for kitchen formed out of service rooms and new stair in wing. Jettied S front has 3 3-light flush casement windows to upper floor with a small 2-light window over the door a third from W end to left of chimney. 3 similar windows to Ground Floor. Battened entrance door in frame with moulded jambs and recessed head. W room has mortices for twin 4-centred doorways and axial partition. Beam embedded in N side of hall chimney suggests an earlier timber framed chimney. On 1st floor at stairhead a 4-centred doorway with sunk spandrels. Bar stopped chamfers to joists and beams in hall and chamber, and to lintol of hall fireplace. Ovolo-moulded window in N side of hall, and head mortices for a diamond mullioned window with shutter groove in W wall on 1st floor.Unusual structural feature of thickened principal posts in jettied S wall to take beams and plate of lower wall. (RCHM (1911)103 No.7: VCH (1914)68-9: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL4041630141

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1914), 68-9
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

National Grid Reference: TL 40416 30141


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