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Ashbourne, Widford

Description: Ashbourne

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 160007

OS Grid Reference: TL4210716270
OS Grid Coordinates: 542107, 216270
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8270, 0.0607

Location: B1004, Widford, Hertfordshire SG12 8SZ

Locality: Widford
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG12 8SZ

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Listing Text

(west side)

4/2 Ashbourne


- II

House. Probably late C18, extended greatly in mid C19. A large
irregular stucco Jacobethan house of 2 storeys and attics with
steep tiled roofs with quatrefoil pierced bargeboards, facing E.
Tall narrow centre with sash windows, gabled to front and gable
carried out on long brackets over polygonal bay at rear.
Lefthand part projects and has 2 wide and 1 narrow bay defined by
buttresses running up to a recessed jettied upper floor with
bull-nosed joists and sash windows. Round-arched entrance with
double doors and Classical architrave in narrow bay next to
centre. Recessed righthand part has 3 gabled dormers above 4
sash windows in a jettied 1st floor with prominent brackets at
intervals. A decorative plaster band of arabesques and fleur-de-
lis runs round the house and the corners are marked by vertical
lines in the plaster. the oldest part has parallel roofs of low
pitch at the rear of the lefthand part. A large picturesque
Victorian Jacobethan house. Formerly known as Bourne House.

Listing NGR: TL4210716270

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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