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Description: 12, High Street
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 159750
OS Grid Reference: TL3628429437
OS Grid Coordinates: 536284, 229437
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9467, -0.0185
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TL 3629 BUNTINGFORD HIGH STREET
7/8 No 12
(formerly listed as No 12 Cheriton)
House. C16, refronted and interior modernised in early C18, C19
parallel rear range and kitchen wing linking to C16 and later
barn range running E. Timber frames on stucco plinths, plastered
parapeted street front facing W, but painted brick parallel rear
range and kitchen, and added facade to barn range which is dark
weatherboarded to N side and E end. Steep old red tile roofs
generally, but lower pitched slate roof to parallel rear range.
A long 2-storeys and attics, 5 windows symmetrical house with a
room extending over the high cariageway to the right. A 2-cell
central passage plan imposed on an older building probably
formerly having a continuous front jetty. A large central
chimney backing onto the through passage serves the N part. A
small S-gable chimney serves the S part. Former 3-bay C16
building and 2-bay C18 barn linked to house by C19 extension, now
part of rear range. Front has ambitious C18 facade with moulded
cornice, wooden rusticated quoins, flush box sash windows, with
6/6 panes, moulded surrounds with triple keystones and bracketed
sills, aprons to upper windows, central doorcase with pilastered
Gibbs surround, open pediment, cusped radial fanlight, and 6-
panel raised and fielded door. Heavy double gates to carriageway
disguised as a rusticated screen with similar 6-panel fielded
doorway in bolection surround. Interior has 2-panel ovolo moulded
doors with H-hinges, plaster cornices, Gibbs type archway in
entrance passage. Remains of wattle and daub in attics but roof
trusses renewed in C19.
Listing NGR: TL3628429437
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Source: English Heritage
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