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Swan House, Widford

Description: Swan House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 160031

OS Grid Reference: TL4198815791
OS Grid Coordinates: 541988, 215791
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8227, 0.0588

Location: Hunsdon Road, Widford, Hertfordshire SG12 8SJ

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

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Listing Text

(west side)
Widford village

5/22 Swan House



House. Late C16 (RCHM Typescript) altered in early C19.
Timberframed plastered house with weatherboarded apex and front
faced in brick, colourwashed. Very steep old red tiled roof with
hip and gable on N end. A 2 storeys, 3 windows house facing E.
Lower openings have segmental arches and heavier stone (?) sills.
Recessed sash windows with 5/5 panes to 1st Floor under the
eaves: 10/10 panes to Ground Floor. 4-panel flush-beaded door
up 4 steps next right hand corner. Blocked doorway on left of
middle window. Heavy central red brick chimney with 2 diagonal
shafts (renewed). External gable chimney at S probably C19. A 2
storeys house of 4 structural bays. Service rooms at N with
crosspassage behind central chimney which heated only the hall
and the chamber over the hall. Parlour at S originally unheated.
Framing exposed in rear wall and N gable, with close-studding and
tension braces. Clasped purlin roof but lightly cambered tie
beams and sooted rafters at service end may indicate a rebuilt
roof (RCHM Typescript). An historic timberframed house, formerly
since 1805 The Swan Public House previously the Bucks Head. of
special interest. Part of a picturesque group in this part of
the Conservation Area.

Listing NGR: TL4198515785

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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