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Old Joiners, Benington

Description: Old Joiners

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159614

OS Grid Reference: TL2991223615
OS Grid Coordinates: 529912, 223615
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8960, -0.1134

Location: Town Lane, Benington, Hertfordshire SG2 7LA

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

11/19 Nos 5, and 7
(Old Joiners)



2 adjoining houses. No 5 C16 open hall house, Cl7 inserted floor
and chimney backing onto cross-passage and front heightened, rear
wing c.1980. No 7 Cl7, possibly as an extension to No 5, altered
in C19 as separate house. Timber frames with weatherboarded
apron to front. No 5 white weatherboarded front but plastered W
gable. No 7 roughcast. Continuous old red tile roof carried
down over rear outshut. Old red brick central chimney with
ovolo-moulded cap to No 5. Internal E gable chimney to No 7.
Later external red brick W gable chimney at No 5. No 5 is a 2-
storeys, 3-cell plan house facing S, with large central chimney
rising through front slope of roof. 3 windows to each floor. 2
and 3-light flush casements. Small boarded door up 2 steps with
dripboard on shaped brackets and plaque inscribed 'MDX'.
Interior has chamfered and stopped axial beam and joists in hall
and large open fireplace, edge-halved scarf with bridled butts in
old wallplate, head sockets for hall window and diamond mullioned
window in former E wall, soot blackened rafters in clasped purlin
roof with curved wind brace, wattle-and daub panels, curved
tension braces, and exposed timber frame. No 7 is a 2-storeys,
2-cell, end chimney plan house facing S, with rear outshut.
Front has 2 windows to 1st floor. 2-light flush casements.
Ground floor has door on left and canted bay window to right.
Boarded door with glass bullion panel and rectangular fanlight
under drip-board on shaped brackets. Large mass of red brick
gable chimney at E.

Listing NGR: TL2991223615

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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