British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

The Croft, Benington

Description: The Croft

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159620

OS Grid Reference: TL2988923585
OS Grid Coordinates: 529889, 223585
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8957, -0.1137

Location: Town Lane, Benington, Hertfordshire SG2 7LA

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

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Benington, Hertfordshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

(south side)

11/21 No 2
(The Croft)



House. C16 or earlier hall house with E crosswing inserted floor
and alterations early Cl7, large W wing of late C19 replacing
old jettied and gabled service wing. Timber frame roughcast with
steep old red tile roofs. W part of roughcast brickwork with
matching roofs. One and a half storeys hall range with 2-storeys
parlour crosswing at E and large 2-storeys later block at W.
Faces N with entrance now at W. E wing jettied with casement
window to 1st floor, early Cl7 mullioned and transomed ovolo-
moulded rectangular bay window below jetty with added C18
bracketed cornice, external projecting E-side red brick chimney
with 2 diagonal shafts (top part rebuilt), and one-bay C19 gabled
rear extension. Lower hall range has large overhanging gabled
dormer with 3-light leaded lattice casement, and rectangular bay
window below. Square Cl7 gabled former stair-turret at rear
overlapping rear of E wing. 2 windows to gabled W wing rebuilt
beyond central chimney at W end of hall. Interior has chamfered
and stopped axial beam and joists of Cl7 floor inserted in hall
with early C18 bracketed moulded cornice on 3 sides, heavy flat-
laid joists in 2-bay E crosswing (possibly jettied to rear
originally), curved tension braces on upper floor of E wing,
clasped-purlin roofs with wind-braces, and unusual balustrade to
upper landing in W part.

Listing NGR: TL2988923585

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.