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Description: Urquhart House
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 159796
OS Grid Reference: TL3615829621
OS Grid Coordinates: 536158, 229621
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9484, -0.0203
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TL 3629 BUNTINGFORD HIGH STREET
7/56 No 71 (Urquhart House)
House. C17 rear wing and single storey kitchen at NW, C18 front
range, early C19 N end single-storey addition. Rear parts timber
framed on stucco sills, roughcast with old red tile roofs. Main
range red brick with chequer pattern of blue headers in front
wall. A fine, 2-storeys, double-pile, central entrance, end
chimneys plan house facing E, with 2 storeys NW wing and single-
storey kitchen. The front has a parapet, bold moulded
modillioned cornice, 5 upper windows with flat gauged arches,
floor band, central door up 4 steps flanked by 2 windows to each
side, and chamfered plinth. The original flush box sash windows
have been replaced by early C19 recessed sash windows with margin
lights, stone sills, and plastered reveals. 6-panel raised and
fielded door with radial fanlights in fine Roman Doric doorcase
with fluted pilasters, triglyph frieze and triangular pediment.
Brick copings to gable parapets to 2 parallel roofs, with moulded
kneeler corbel at rear. Round-headed stair window at rear.
Single-storey N extension with matching margin-light sash window
and door. Flush box sash window with 8/8 panes to rear wing.
Interior has diagonally paved stone floor to entrance hall, cut
string stair with moulded dado and handrail but Chippendale
Chinese balustrade. 6-panel ovolo moulded doors. Plaster
cornices and dado panelling in main Ground floor rooms. Clasped
purlin roof exposed in kitchen with large chimney in English-
Listing NGR: TL3615829621
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Source: English Heritage
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