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Description: 53, High Street
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 159986
OS Grid Reference: TL4176714124
OS Grid Coordinates: 541767, 214124
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8078, 0.0549
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TL 4114 HUNSDON HIGH STREET
(west side) )
7/25 No 53
24.1.67 as No 51 and No 53)
2 houses, now one house. Late C17 or early C18, altered and
extended to rear in early C19, made 1 house c1973. Timberframed
roughcast with steep old red tile roof. A long low 2 storeys
range set back between No 49 and No 55. A carriageway runs
through the Ground floor at the N end and has a room over it.
The remainder of the range was formerly 2 houses of mirrored plan
with 1 large room on each floor, end chimneys and a lower shallow
2 storeys rear extension under a slate roof. The upper floor
frontage has 3 widely spaced C19 2-light wooden casement windows.
There is a continuous dripboard on small brackets along the
frontage just above the heads of the Ground floor windows. These
are 4 grouped 2-light taller wooden casements. Panelled double
doors with Gothic panels set in a heavy timber frame close the
carriageway and give access to the entrance to its side wall. The
interior has exposed oak framing and squared pine floor beams.
An interesting timberframed village house, incorporated as part of
a uniform estate village planning scheme by the Calvert family in
the early C19. An essential part of this picturesque planned
group in the middle of the village Conservation Area.
Listing NGR: TL4176714124
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Source: English Heritage
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