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Alswick Hall, Buntingford

Description: Alswick Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 159741

OS Grid Reference: TL3774129409
OS Grid Coordinates: 537741, 229409
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9461, 0.0026

Location: Buntingford, Hertfordshire SG9 0AA

Locality: Buntingford
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 0AA

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Listing Text

(south side)

4/8 Alswick Hall



Country house. C16 E range, early C17 main range with front
altered in early C19 and then largely rebuilt after fire in
1950s. Timber frame on brick plinth largely exposed timbers with
roughcast panels, and fan pargetting also on E wing. Steep old
red tile roofs. A large 2-storeys T-plan house with main range
facing W over brick revetted terrace above remains of moat.
Through-passage near middle, with service end to N with external
gable chimney, hall to S with rear lateral fireplace backing onto
fireplace in brewhouse in E wing. Parlour at S end with external
gable chimney. Stair tower in SE angle of wings with entrance
from hall. 2-storeys E wing on rising slope with one and a half
storeys part with 2 gabled dormer on each side. 9 windows long W
front with cross windows and leaded glazing (windows renewed),
chamfered red brick plinth, large gabled porch with double doors,
and paired tall square chimney shafts set diagonally on chimneys
at each end. Exposed framing of rear wall shows the house to
have been heightened by 1 metre. Interior had 4-centred moulded
stone fireplace in parlour, and C16 clasped-purlin roofs to E
range. Large Composite Order stone capital used as wellhead next
S end of house. (RCHM (1911) 139 No 4: VCH (1914) 80-1: RCHM

Listing NGR: TL3774129409

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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