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East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 41762 14121


TL 4114 HUNSDON HIGH STREET (west side) Hunsdon village

7/24 No 49 (White Horses) - 24-1-67


House. Late C17 or early C18 (leased to Thomas Cramphorne, a coachman, in 1709 (HLHS (1979) 36)), extended to rear in early C19, attic formed c1945. Timberframed plastered with a steep old red tile roof. a small 2 storeys and attic house facing SE. In the early C19 linked to the Village Hall (then the school) on the left by a high plastered screen wall. It presents a symmetrical jettied gable end to the street, balancing that of No 41 in an E- shaped symmetrical group centred on the Village Hall. Modern single storey kitchen extension at rear, slated and weatherboarded, not of special interest. 1 large room on each floor with a shallower room with stair in rear part added in early C19. Previous arrangement had Ground floor partitioned to give a shallow front space with larger room with stair behind. Mortices for partitions remain in exposed beams. Lateral red brick chimney on N shared with adjoining house. Central 6-panel early C18 raised and fielded door in moulded architrave. Small upright leaded casement window on each side. 2-light C19 wooden casement window to 1st floor and similar modern copy high up in the gable. Heavy cusped bargeboard. The jetty is carried on projecting square section joists and there is a large carved bracket at each end supporting an Ionic volute. The righthand bracket is in the form of a winged horse supporting a shield with strapwork decoration and appears to be original. The lefthand bracket appears to be a later copy, possibly a replacement. On the S side, an early C19 single storey canted bay window with tiled roof and wooden casements. This early C18 jettied house was apparently taken as a pattern for No 41 when in the early C19, the formal symmetrical group was contrived centred on the then village school, with No 49 as the corresponding righthand pavilion. It was presumably at this time that the rear part was added and the matching cusped bargeboard fitted. This estate village town planning scheme was carried out when the Calvert family owned Hunsdon House. an historic late C17 or early C18 house with contemporary features of special interest. An essential element in the formal symmetrical group centred on the Village Hall.

Listing NGR: TL4176214121


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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: 16 Feb 2002
Reference: IOE01/05151/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive
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