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Description: 39 and 41, High Street
Date Listed: 25 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 157551
OS Grid Reference: TL0145603766
OS Grid Coordinates: 501456, 203766
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7234, -0.5326
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BOVINGDON HIGH STREET
TL 0103 (North side)
10/24 Nos. 39, and 41
House, now 2 houses. C16, front refaced c.1900. Timber frame on stuccoed
brick sill, roughcast at rear and ends carried over brickwork to ground
floor. Plum brick front with red tilehung 1st floor and broad band of
scalloped tiles. Steep tiled roof (renewed). Twin large rear-wall
external chimneys capped off c.1940's. Oven and dairy in rear extension
now with asbestos roof. A long 2-storeys house set back from street
facing W. 4 windows to each floor and 2 boarded doors. 3- and 2-light
casement windows. Segmental arches to ground floor. Interior has exposed
timbers of a 4-bay house with jowled posts, straight braces to tie beams
and wallplates, clasped-purlin roof with collar and queen struts, curved
quadrant tension braces in gable and 2 framed crosswalls. Upper floor
open to roof until ceiled at collar level recently. Squint-butted scarf
joint in wallplate with 2 edge pegs. Wide panels in framed walls. No. 41
(S house) has chamfered crossbeam carrying end of axial floor beam of
hall and wide space before framed portion of S end bay, possibly for a
timber framed chimney or a cross-passage now removed. N bay has exposed
chamfered axial beam and squarejoists probably inserted in C18.
Possibly a hall house with storeyed parlour end at S. Boxmoor plaque no.
678 fixed to beam in No. 41.
Listing NGR: TL0146003767
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Source: English Heritage
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