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Description: The Crown Public House
Date Listed: 13 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115424
OS Grid Reference: TL7873811604
OS Grid Coordinates: 578738, 211604
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7746, 0.5893
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TL 7811-7911 HATFIELD PEVEREL THE STREET
12/83 The Crown Public House
House or inn, now a public house. C15, altered in C16 and C18/C19. Timber
framed, plastered with some exposed original and imitation framing, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall facing NW with C18/C19 axial "stack at left
end. Integral parlour/solar bay at right end, extended to the front in
C19/early C20 to form a crosswing with C19 external stack at right, enclosed by
lean-to extension to right. 3-bay crosswing to left of hall, extending to the
front, extended to the rear by one bay, with C19 external stack to left, the
whole forming an irregular H-plan. C20 single-storey extensions to the rear.
Crosswings of 2 storeys, hall of one storey with attics. Ground floor, 2 early
C20 splayed bays of sashes of 4 lights, one similar sash, and 2 C20 casements.
First floor, 2 C20 casements and 2 more in gabled dormers. 3 C20 doors in
flat-roofed porches. The left crosswing has an underbuilt jetty. Imitation
framing exposed on the upper storeys of both crosswings. The stack at the left
end of the hall is truncated below roof level, and replaces an inserted stack of
the C16 in the same position. Some original framing exposed inside. Jowled
posts, close studding. In the parlour/solar bay there are diamond mortices for
unglazed windows at the front and right end, and part of the original trimmed
stair remains, the original joists of plain horizontal section, others replaced.
Mid-C16 inserted floor in hall, comprising a chamfered axial beam and chamfered
joists of horizontal section, all with step stops, and C20 imitation of same at
left end. Cambered central tiebeam with deep arched braces, severed where they
intrude below the inserted floor. Crownpost roof almost complete, with
octagonal central crownpost with moulded cap and base, and 4-way bracing (of
which 3 remain), all heavily smoke-blackened. Original roof present over solar,
re-roofed above as a crosswing. Evidence of large hall windows at front and
back, blocked. The left crosswing retains an original first-floor partition
between the middle and rear bays, with exposed studding. Between the front and
middle bays, half-height jowls, chamfered binding beam with plain stops,
cambered tiebeam. Crownpost roof with axial bracing.
Listing NGR: TL7873811604
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Source: English Heritage
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