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1 and 3, Duck Alne, Benington

Description: 1 and 3, Duck Alne

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159606

OS Grid Reference: TL2992623731
OS Grid Coordinates: 529926, 223731
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8970, -0.1131

Location: Duck Lane, Benington, Hertfordshire SG2 7LJ

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

11/3 Nos 1 and 3



House, sub-divided during C19. Late C16, C19 trim. Timber
frame roughcast with steep old red tile roof. A 2-storeys, 3-
cell, central-chimney, lobby-entry plan house facing S. End
jetty at E gable now underbuilt. Ornate ceiling to ground floor
hall in middle with unheated parlour on E, and service room at W
beyond chimney. Stair probably by chimney on N originally but
separate straight flights provided in end rooms in C19. 4-windows
front with old oak plank door in line with chimney a third from W
end. Rectangular bay window to left with gabled porch to door
next W corner. 3 3-light, flush casement windows to right.
Eaves project with plastered soffit. Interior has exposed close-
studding with curved tension-braces, chamfered axial joists in
parlour, double-roll moulded axial beam in hall with stop
chamfered joists (one with ovolo moulded chamfer on one side) and
double-roll moulded cross-beam next fireplace (part of chimney
lintol remains for open fireplace now blocked), holes for bench
supports in partition at upper end of hall, curved braces to tie-
beam next chimney on 1st floor, edge-halved scarf joints with
bridled butts in wall plates, clasped-purlin roof, and old
boarded doors with strap hinges to larder and rear door. A small
C16, 2-storeys, house of considerable quality.

Listing NGR: TL2992623731

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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