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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: 1347692



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hunsdon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Jan-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159977

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TL 4114 HUNSDON HIGH STREET (west side) Hunsdon village

7/16 No. 5 No 7 (Tanners) 24.1.67


House, now 2 houses. C16 or earlier, timberframed and plastered H-plan hall house: altered in the later C17 to a lobby-entry, central chimney house with chimney at upper end of hall, floor inserted in hall, roofs of hall and parlour wing rebuilt and spiral stair in service wing (now No 5). 3 houses in later C19: now 2 with hall and N wing as No 7. 2 storeys, 3 windows asymmetrical front with 2 storeys cross wings projecting to front and back. Steep old red tile gabled roofs with cusped bargeboards. Large C17 cruciform central chimney (top rebuilt) and later side chimney to S wing. Single and 2 storeys C19 additions at rear of hall range, lower slated. 3-light leaded mullioned windows with iron plate casements to cross wings (no 5 has an attic) and a 4-light similar window on each floor of the hall range. To right of the window, a fine C18 8-panel raised and fielded door with moulded architrave and flat hood enriched - with egg and dart carving. On N flank of N wing a blocked entrance with moulded surround and enriched console brackets. A series of soot blackened rafters, presumably from the hall range, are re-used in the 3-bay clasped purlin roof of the N cross wing. The hall has a butt purlin roof with collar trusses set on older walls having a wide bay flanked by_narrow bays for chimney and former cross passage. The S wing retains its C16 wind braced side purlin roof. The rear wall of the N cross wing has heavy straight tension braces exposed inside on the upper floor. Well-finished 3-bay structure with chamfered and stopped posts, rails and cross and axial beams on both floors. Divided into a 2-bay heated front room and l-bay unheated rear room on each floor. The hall (dining room) as a 2-panel door to the staircase, a scratch moulded 8-panel oak door to the lobby (both with fine brass case locks) and a cased axial beam and moulded dado rail. Modern fire surround. Chamber over the hall has chamfered and stopped ceiling beams, swept jowled posts, C18 2-panel cupboard door and ovolo moulded fire surround. Stepped jowled post in passage chamfered and stopped. Marked on the 1842 Tithe Map as a farmhouse named Tanners House, surrounded by farm buildings. A C16 or earlier timberframed former hall house of exceptional interest with many historic features. Centrepiece of a picturesque group at the S part of the village Conservation Area.

Listing NGR: TL4163314054

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National Grid Reference: TL 41633 14054


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