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Guessens, Welwyn

Description: Guessens

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 158575

OS Grid Reference: TL2305716294
OS Grid Coordinates: 523057, 216294
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8317, -0.2156

Location: Codicote Road, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL6 9NB

Locality: Welwyn
Local Authority: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL6 9NB

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Listing Text

(west side)

14/308 No 6


C17 or earlier timberframed house, remodelled c1730. Early-mid
Cl9 extension on S and early C20 extension on N which joins with
a late C18 former storehouse on extreme N. Main block is
plastered and 3 storeys with 5 recessed sash windows in plain,
raised surrounds. Early C19 door on left with glazed side
lights and wide moulded cornice hood. Modillioned parapet. S
block is red brick and 2 windows, 1 dummy; N extension in yellow
brick with 3 sash windows. N range in red brick with machine
tiled hipped roof, modillioned brick cornice and 4 shallow
recesses. Rear elevation of centre block has full height S wing
with moulded eaves cornice, floor bands and 4 recessed sash
windows. Interior has c1730 fielded panel hall with barley twist
baluster staircase. 1st floor N front room has early-mid C17 red
brick fireplace with diamond cut arrises and stop-chamfered
lintel. Home of Dr Edward Young, 1730 - 1765, poet, dramatist
and rector of Welwyn.

Listing NGR: TL2305716312

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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