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The Old Bell, Anstey

Description: The Old Bell

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 160235

OS Grid Reference: TL4070632178
OS Grid Coordinates: 540706, 232178
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9703, 0.0469

Location: Anstey, Hertfordshire SG9 0DA

Locality: Anstey
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 0DA

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Listing Text

(North side)

7/12 The Old Bell


House. C17, heightened in early C18, parlour extended into lower barn at
N in C19 as club room to PH, became a house c.1957. Timber frame on
black stuccoed sill, dark weatherboarded, rear roughcast with dripboard
between floors. Steep thatched roofs, barn hipped at W, house
half-hipped. Thatched lean-to at E and slated weatherboarded extension
at SE with monopitch. A 2-storeys, 3-cells, internal chimney, lobby
entry plan house facing S with chimney a third from W, stair in entrance
lobby, and E external gable chimney with oven projection. Parlour
chimney backing onto main chimney added later. Rear outshut to hall and
E service bays. S front has 3 windows, with flush casement windows,
2-light above and 3-light below, with tiled porch to door in front of
chimney. Boarded doors to lower barn at W end. Interior has exposed
timbers, axial beam supporting floor over hall but axial joists over E
service end, large open fireplace in hall with chamfered brickwork,
clasped purlin roof, straight tension braces in outshut, moulded plank
door with old iron hinges, 2-panel raised and fielded door to club room.
Clasped purlin roof and flat rafters in barn. Formerly the Bell Inn.

Listing NGR: TL4070632178

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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