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Ash View Rest Home on East Corner with Bell Lane, Widford

Description: Ash View Rest Home on East Corner with Bell Lane

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 160051

OS Grid Reference: TL4162415654
OS Grid Coordinates: 541624, 215654
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8216, 0.0535

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

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Listing Text

(south side)
Widford village

5/9 Ash View Rest Home
(formerly Walnut
Tree House)
on E corner with
Bell Lane


House. Early C18 centre part, extended to W in mid C19 (after
Tithe Map of 1839), to NE in 1893 (plaque inside), and to E and S
in 1901-2. From c1880 the various extensions for G S Pawle Esq
by H A Pelly. A large 2 storeys pink-washed brick house with
grey brick exposed on rear wing. Front range roofed in bands of
plain and scolloped buff tiles. Slate roofs elsewhere. The
oldest part in the middle has 3-bays defined by giant order brick
pilasters with interrupted floor band between, and formerly gable
chimneys. The pilasters have a delicate moulded necking a deep
frieze and a moulded cornice with narrow dentils. 3 flush box
sash windows with moulded architraves and Gothick tracery. Right
hand bay has a Classical C19 stucco 1 storey enclosed porch with
Composite order pilasters and a full entablature with dentilled
cornice. Glazed double doors with Gothick tracery. To the right
hand a mid C19 higher 2 storeys crosswing with low slated hipped
roof and a large upper oriel window with ogee swelled base over
a 3-light lower window. In the last stage of extensions the
front was extended a further 3-bays to the E in a vigorous Arts
and Crafts Style and the new banded buff tiled roof was extended
over the older middle part where the projecting rafter feet give
the impression of a dentilled cornice. 3 sash windows with
Gothick tracery grouped to centre with 2 lower upper-floor
windows over the outer windows below. A small triangular
rooflight with deep ornamental bargeboard- is centralnear the
ridge of the roof. The new E external gable. chimney has the
upper floor projected out on heavy moulded wooden brackets to
enclose it. Elaborate gable bargeboard with moulded collar and
grid of timbers above. An historic picturesque house on a
prominent site at the bend of the road when entering the village.
Part of a varied group in this part of the Conservation Area.

Listing NGR: TL4162415654

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Source: English Heritage

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