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White Horses, Hunsdon

Description: White Horses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 159985

OS Grid Reference: TL4176214121
OS Grid Coordinates: 541762, 214121
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8078, 0.0548

Location: 43 High Street, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire SG12 8NJ

Locality: Hunsdon
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG12 8NJ

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Listing Text

(west side)
Hunsdon village

7/24 No 49
(White Horses)


House. Late C17 or early C18 (leased to Thomas Cramphorne, a
coachman, in 1709 (HLHS (1979) 36)), extended to rear in early
C19, attic formed c1945. Timberframed plastered with a steep old
red tile roof. a small 2 storeys and attic house facing SE. In
the early C19 linked to the Village Hall (then the school) on the
left by a high plastered screen wall. It presents a symmetrical
jettied gable end to the street, balancing that of No 41 in an E-
shaped symmetrical group centred on the Village Hall. Modern
single storey kitchen extension at rear, slated and
weatherboarded, not of special interest. 1 large room on each
floor with a shallower room with stair in rear part added in
early C19. Previous arrangement had Ground floor partitioned to
give a shallow front space with larger room with stair behind.
Mortices for partitions remain in exposed beams. Lateral red
brick chimney on N shared with adjoining house. Central 6-panel
early C18 raised and fielded door in moulded architrave. Small
upright leaded casement window on each side. 2-light C19 wooden
casement window to 1st floor and similar modern copy high up in
the gable. Heavy cusped bargeboard. The jetty is carried on
projecting square section joists and there is a large carved
bracket at each end supporting an Ionic volute. The righthand
bracket is in the form of a winged horse supporting a shield with
strapwork decoration and appears to be original. The lefthand
bracket appears to be a later copy, possibly a replacement. On
the S side, an early C19 single storey canted bay window with
tiled roof and wooden casements. This early C18 jettied house
was apparently taken as a pattern for No 41 when in the early
C19, the formal symmetrical group was contrived centred on the
then village school, with No 49 as the corresponding righthand
pavilion. It was presumably at this time that the rear part was
added and the matching cusped bargeboard fitted. This estate
village town planning scheme was carried out when the Calvert
family owned Hunsdon House. an historic late C17 or early C18
house with contemporary features of special interest. An
essential element in the formal symmetrical group centred on the
Village Hall.

Listing NGR: TL4176214121

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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