SAUNDERS ALMSHOUSES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1348459
Date first listed:
22-Oct-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
19-Mar-1987
Statutory Address:
SAUNDERS ALMSHOUSES, 1, 3, 5 AND 7, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
SAUNDERS ALMSHOUSES, 1, 3, 5 AND 7, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
Dacorum (District Authority)
Parish:
Flamstead
National Grid Reference:
TL 07833 14611

Details

FLAMSTEAD HIGH STREET TL 0714 (North side) 9/20 Nos. 1, 3, 5, and 7 (Saunders Almshouses) (Formerly listed 22.10.52 as Saunder's Almshouses) II* GV

Block of 4 almshouses. Stone plaque in middle of front engraved 'AnoDm/ 1669". For Thomas Saunders of Beechwood. Reconditioned 1952, with outshut set back at rear rebuilt. Narrow dark red brick in an unusually early use of Flemish-bond. Steep old red tile roof. A long single-storey block of 2 handed pairs of almshouses facing S. 2 large shared internal chimneys symmetrically placed on ridge each with 2 conjoined lozenge shaped diagonal shafts with corbelled caps. Moulded brick gable parapets with square piers topped by ball finials at each apex and above each corbelled brick kneeler. 4 windows S front with 2 pairs of round arched chamfered brick doorways opposite the chimneys. Recessed square-headed 2-light windows with chamfered brick jambs and mullions (formerly plastered to represent stone) and leaded glazing in metal frames (renewed), oak plank doors. Excellent brickwork with bull-nose plinth and brick eaves cornice with frieze. Moulded brick corbels to gable kneelers, 2 large rectangles of stone over the western pair of doors may have had armorial bearings. Stone set immediately under central datestone may have inscription now illegible. Each single-cell house was for a poor married couple. Entrance at jamb of fireplace. Beam runs from front to back. Flat-roofed continuous rear outshut in red brick. (VCH (1908)193: RCHM (1911)89: Kelly (1914)101: Pevsner (1977)143: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL0783314611

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
157796
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1908), 193
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 143
'Kelly's Directory' in Kelly's Directory, (1914), 101

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 08 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/05066/19
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