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1, 3 and 5, Church Green, Benington

Description: 1, 3 and 5, Church Green

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 159601

OS Grid Reference: TL2984923607
OS Grid Coordinates: 529849, 223607
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8959, -0.1143

Location: 2 Town Lane, Benington, Hertfordshire SG2 7LH

Locality: Benington
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG2 7LH

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Listing Text

(south side)

11/13 Nos 1, 3, and 5


House, now 3 houses. C16 or earlier open hall house, said to
have been parish priest's house until 1636. Storeyed 2-bay later
C16 extension at W. Gabled jettied, 2-bay crosswing at E early
Cl7, divided into 2 houses and No 5 built at W end in matching
style in mid C19. Timber frame exposed on upper floor of E cross
wing but roughcast generally. No 5 probably of brick under the
roughcast. Steep old red tile roofs. Corrugated sheet roof to
outhouse wing at rear of No 1, replacing thatch. An L-shaped
group facing N. One and a half storeys E crosswing. Oldest part
in middle is a 3-bay structure with hall in 2 W bays and heavy
timbering and tension bracing exposed in E bay (No 1). Hall
floored in stages with early Cl7 chamfered axial beam in middle
bay with ogee and bar stops. Later floor and lateral chimney
projecting to rear in W bay. Roof raised but old jowled bay
posts remain. Well-finished heavy timbering in W 2-bay C16
extension, of one and a half storeys from beginning. Framed
opening over tie-beam in E gable possibly an entrance for ladder
from still open end-bay of hall. Cut off braces to crossbeam
supporting upper floor. C19 internal gable chimney with stair
position in NW corner. This wing has hollow chamfers worked on
tie beams but lower part my have been service rooms. Cl7 jettied
E parlour wing of 2 bays designed with one room on each floor and
large external rear gable chimney. Close studding and clasped-
purlin roof. Irregular frontage with roofs stepping up from
middle. 6 flush casement windows and 3 boarded doors. Gabled
dormer over door to middle part and 2 to right. 5 gabled dormers
at rear. (RCHM (1911) 52).

Listing NGR: TL2984923607

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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