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Benington Bury and Peterscourt, Benington

Description: Benington Bury and Peterscourt

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 159635

OS Grid Reference: TL2973423913
OS Grid Coordinates: 529734, 223913
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8987, -0.1158

Location: 45 Walkern Road, Benington, Hertfordshire SG2 7LN

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

11/5 Benington Bury,
and Peterscourt
20.10.52 (formerly listed as
The Bury)


Rectory, now 2 houses. 1637 for Nathaniel Dod rector (date panel
on porch and inscription in church chancel). Extended c1680, and
in mid C19 for Rev Haggard. Sold 1914 and renamed Peterscourt.
Named The Bury in 1950's, and divided in 1980's. Red brick with
front plastered, and stone dressings to C19 work. Steep red tile
roofs. Built as a 2-storeys and attics, central-chimney, lobby-
entry, 2-cell plan house facing E with symmetrical red brick
front with 2-storeys porch and 2 gables with moulded parapet and
finials at apex and feet, and mullioned wood windows with labels.
Moulded string at ground floor and plain bond below front
parapet. Ovolo moulded mullioned and transomed windows. C19
cross-windows in 1st floor, some replacing C18 sashes (Buckler
dwg in HRO of 1832). Porch has pilasters on bases, below an
entablature with swelled frieze and triangular pediment.
Chanelled rustication to quoins on upper part. 6-panel ovolo-
moulded battened oak door in heavy chamfered frame. N wing,
probably c1680, extends the front, with minor differences, by one
gable. Timber-framed walls on each side of main staircase
suggests that the N wing was part of the original plan. Rear
wing of 1680 has a parlour and staircase. Front range retained
when S end and rear altered and extended in C19 red brick lancet-
Gothick, and chimneys rebuilt. Good interiors to main range with
4-centred chamfered red brick fireplaces to hall and chamber
over, and oak stair with square newels and pendants, and table-
leg balusters on landing. (RCHM (1911) 52: VCH (1912) 73:
Pevsner (1977) 95).

Listing NGR: TL2973423913

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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