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Statutory Address:

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

East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 40607 33115


TL 4033 ANSTEY THE KNOLL (West side)

6/13 Red Stack -


House. Later C17. Timber frame on stuccoed base, roughcast with steep old red tile roofs. 1½ storeys, 3-cells, internal chimney, lobby entry plan house facing E with C19 or C20 N bay and gabled rear wing at NW. 4 windows long with 3 tall gabled dormer windows at the eaves, 3-light flush casement windows with small panes, and plank door in middle. 2-light casement windows in dormers. Tall rectangular central chimney with ovolo capping to rectangular lower stage topped by 6 conjoined diagonal shafts. 2 similar dormers at rear with small window under eaves to light stair beside chimney. Interior has 2 heated rooms with back-to-back fireplaces, the room to S of stack is the hall with narrow, service room at S end originally 2 small rooms. Rear wall has surprisingly late Kentish framing with slightly curved tension braces. The roof is constructed with collar trusses and no tie-beams between gable ends. Trusses in partitions flanking the stack and at room divisions below. Upper chambers not originally heated. Face-halved bladed scarf in wallplate by stair. Chamfered axial floor beams and open fireplace lintols. A C17 house of special interest for its plan and construction. (Bailey (1980)21: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL4060733115


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Bailey, (1980)


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 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/10464/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael S. Breedon. Source Historic England Archive
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