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Rooks Nest House Howards, Stevenage

Description: Rooks Nest House Howards

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 September 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 158120

OS Grid Reference: TL2443826721
OS Grid Coordinates: 524438, 226721
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9251, -0.1918

Location: Weston Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4DE

Locality: Stevenage
Local Authority: Stevenage Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG1 4DE

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Listing Text

TL 22 NW 4/156


C17 or earlier, refronted C18. Main structure timber framed. Front wall red brick
with some grey headers. Old tiled roof with 2 gabled lattice casement dormers.
2 storeys and attics; 1st floor 3 casement windows with glazing bars under cambered
arches; ground floor 1 similar casement, French window on left, canted bay window
on rignt. Large central chimneystack. Interior : ground floor bressummer to wide
fireplace, timber framework exposed in some rooms, C18 fielded panelled doors. The
original of the house in E M Forster's. novel 'Howards End' which describes the
architecture and the countryside setting. Often visited by Forster. Graded
I for historic interest and literary associations.

Howards shall be amended to read Rooks Nest House (Howards)

Listing NGR: TL2443826721

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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