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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: 1347496



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Thundridge

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Nov-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 161068

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High Cross TL 36 18 STANDON HIGH ROAD (west side)

9/11 Balhams Hall and The Cottage 24.1.67 (formerly listed as Balhams Hall)


House, now 2 houses. C15, altered in late C16 and C18. Timber frame roughcast with old red tile roofs, now hipped at front. H- plan open-hall house with 2 crosswings, parlour wing at N (The Cottage), and C18 stair in rear angle of hall and service wing at S. Late C16 inserted floor with provision for smoke hood in lower bay of hall. C17 large central chimney inserted at upper end of hall. House sub-divided in early C18 when front jettied projections and gables removed and part of ground floor rebuilt in brick at S end. E front has 4 windows irregularly spaced on each floor. Flush sash windows with 6/6 panes above and 8/8 below. 6-panel door up 2 steps on N end next corner with flat hood on shaped brackets. Gabled wings of different projection at rear with panelled pargetting. Large central chimney and C18 external end chimney at S. Entrance from rear into site of cross passage with blocked doorwing to stair and twin doorways to buttery and pantry with hollow chamfer and 4-centred heads. Partition between removed. Heavy square joists in both crosswings. Heavy roll-moulded beams and chamfered and stopped joists to C16 inserted floor in hall. Wave moulded supporting ledge pegged to side walls. Floor designed to support a smoke hood in the lower bay and roof collars cut away above, shutter grooves and mullion mortice for diamond mullioned windows in front and rear walls. Surviving 3-light window in N wall of S wing looking over rear slope of hall roof. Large C17 red brick fireplace and stack at upper end of hall. Crown-post roofs. Cambered tie-beams over centre of hall with chamfered and stopped crown-post and 4-way curved bracing. Tension bracing in framing of S wing. Early C18 2-panel doors with H-hinges and heavy moulded mantle shelfs to 1st floor fireplaces.

Listing NGR: TL3643519893

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National Grid Reference: TL 36261 18515


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