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?.

Broom Manor, Cottered

Description: Broom Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 159821

OS Grid Reference: TL3100228599
OS Grid Coordinates: 531002, 228599
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9405, -0.0956

Location: B1037, Cottered, Hertfordshire SG9 9QE

Locality: Cottered
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 9QE

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

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

Listing Text

(north side)

3/3 Broom Manor



House. C15 or early C16 2-storeys SW cross wing, taller C16 2-
storeys NW wing, C16 hall range on S with inserted early C17
floor and chimney, red brick fronts c1700 to S, and Ground floor
of NW wing on E side, and contemporary windows and panelling.
Single storey E kitchen and chimney 1954. Timber frame roughcast
with added front in red brick chequered with black headers.
Steep old red tile roofs and red brick chimneys. A, 2-storeys
and attics, L-shaped house facing S. Lobby-entry, central
chimney plan with chimney a third from E end. Former kitchen at
E with wider fireplace and trimming for stair trap at SE corner.
Parlour at W now thrown into hall. Main stair in rear wing now,
with 2-bay structure and N internal gable chimney. Formal S
front of brick has a plinth, floor band, and 3 large gables with
gable-parapets linked by eaves parapets. A 2-light mullioned
casement window in each gable (central window blocked). 4 larger
flush 2-light mullioned windows with segmented heads and
casements to 1st floor in pattern of 1:2:1 punctuated by upright
oval openings, the W one blocked, the E one renewed and glazed
over entrance door in front of stack. 4 similar mullioned cross-
windows to ground floor and 2-panel door under flat hood on heavy
brackets with guttae. Sun firemark no 97213 at 1st floor level.
Single-storey plastered kitchen extension with steep old tiled
roof set back at E end. Tall central chimney with conjoined
diagonal shafts above a rectangular base. Contemporary gable
chimney to NW wing with 2 diagonal shafts. Capped-off external
C19 chimney to parlour on W end may have replaced an older stack.
Entrance now by a panelled door with pedimented hood on E side of
NW rear wing. Interior has chamfered and stopped axial beams in
S range, panelling in hall and chamber over with 2-panel doors
and H-hinges, hollow moulded curved braces and tie beams to 2-
bay former solar on 1st floor at SW with a fine 3-light mullioned
window on W with traceried heads, iron grille, and ogee-plus-roll
mullions rebated for glazing. Narrow E bay of hall range
partitioned to full height before chimney inserted. Iron
fireback with 'RL 1630' and broad arrow badge in wreath with
coronet was found behind a fireplace but may be exotic. Formerly
Broom Farm (RCHM (1911) 84: VCH (1912) 228).

Listing NGR: TL3100228599

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.