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Description: The Old House and Adjoining Front Block of No 9/10
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157912
OS Grid Reference: TL0341710742
OS Grid Coordinates: 503417, 210742
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7858, -0.5021
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GREAT GADDESDEN LEIGHTON BUZZARD ROAD (A4146)
10/133 The Old House, and
26.1.67 adjoining front block
of No. 9/10 (formerly
listed as No. 7/8 Water End and
No. 9/lO Water End)
House, now 2 houses. C16 or earlier, mid C16 chimney inserted, W-bay and
rear stair tower early C17, altered and rear wing added C18. Exposed
timber frame with red brick infill and steep old red tile roofs. Large
former open-hall house of 2-storeys facing N with underbuilt side-jetty
along roadside. 5 bays of structure with large internal chimney in
middle, 1 1/2-storeys rear wing at E end and stair turret in the rear
angle. 3 windows long front with bull-nosed joist end to support jetty.
Rectangular, 1st floor, ovolo-moulded, transomed, 4-lights early C17
oriel window with lattice leaded lights and iron opening lights. C18
3-lights leaded casement below it, and plank door with hood for E part
(No. 9/10). Blocked door in similar position to N part before catslide
projection to right. W gabled end has C17 similar canted oriel on shaped
brackets under a tiled pentice and tilehung gable triangle. Interior has
deeply chamfered cross-beams, step-jowled posts, close-spaced studs,
numbered joints, long curved braces, knee-brace next chimney on 1st
floor, unjowled stout post at mid-bay, and clasped-purlin roof with
collar-and-queen-strut trusses and curved wind-braces. Bread oven in
bulge from main chimney with salt hollow below. Large extensions linked
to No. 9/10 not of special interest.
Listing NGR: TL0341710742
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Source: English Heritage
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