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Gardners, Ardeley

Description: Gardners

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159522

OS Grid Reference: TL3199227545
OS Grid Coordinates: 531992, 227545
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9308, -0.0817

Location: Ardeley, Hertfordshire SG2 7AR

Locality: Ardeley
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG2 7AR

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Listing Text

(east side)

2/2 Gardners



House. Late C16, renovated and extended at rear in mid C19.
Timber frame roughcast with steep old red tile roofs.
Castellated kitchen extension in white brick. A 2-storeys L-plan
house facing S, with one and a half storeys short hall range and
3-bay W crosswing jettied at front and with large external red
brick side chimney stack with moulded base to 2 tall diagonal
shafts. Smaller similar stack with rectangular cap at E gable of
hall range. Entrance into passage next crosswing. C19 2-storeys
timber-framed extension fills the rear angle. Rectangular 2-
storeys kitchen block projects W from rear part of crosswing.
This has a castellated parapet and crow step gable, a chimney
backing onto the crosswing, corner pilasters, and a sash window
on each floor on the S with 8/8 panes. The brickwork of the rear
wall continues as a casing to the rear gable of the crosswing and
NE infill. Assymetrical S front with gabled and jettied wing on
left, door in centre, and gabled dormer to 1st floor of lower
hall range. Churchwarden's Gothick trim in cusped bargeboards,
C19 3-light moulded mullioned casement windows, blind cusped
quatrefoil panel over canted bay window under the jetty. The
walls have heavy timbering, jowled-posts, and the clasped-purlin
collar roof has cambered tie-beams. Heavy flat-set floor joists.
Fine moulded 4-centred stone arch and wide chamfered brick jambs
to W room fireplace on ground floor.

Listing NGR: TL3199227545

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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