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105, Town Lane, Benington

Description: 105, Town Lane

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 159616

OS Grid Reference: TL3061923304
OS Grid Coordinates: 530619, 223304
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8930, -0.1032

Location: Town Lane, Benington, Hertfordshire SG2 7BT

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

4/12 No 105
(formerly listed as
24.11.66 The Old House
(Benington Place)

- II

House. Late C15 or early C16 open hall house, S end bay later.
Timber frame on brick plinth (renewed), roughcast with a steep
old red tile roof. A long 2-storeys house facing W. Middle part
formerly open to roof with smoke-blackened rafters. N end
storied of same date. S bay added. 2 central chimneys, one
cruciform and one T-shaped. 5 windows balanced front with 2-
light casement windows above and 3-light windows below. 2 hipped,
tiled porches (one infilled). Gabled rear stair tower and wall
timbers exposed inside rear outshut. Close-studding with curved
tension bracing and wind braces in side purlin roof. 4-light
diamond mullioned window on 1st floor with sliding shutter
(renewed). Lengths of early C14 moulded beam re-used as mantels
on ground floor with carved foliage and shields with de Benetade
arms, probably from restoration of chancel of St Peter's parish
church in C19. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3061923304

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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