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Buckland House, Buckland

Description: Buckland House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 160262

OS Grid Reference: TL3563233818
OS Grid Coordinates: 535632, 233818
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9863, -0.0263

Location: A10, Buckland, Hertfordshire SG9 0PY

Locality: Buckland
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 0PY

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Listing Text

(East side)

5/41 Buckland House


House. Early C18, probably for Ralph Freeman. Red brick chequered with
black headers and steep hipped roofs now slated. A 2 storeys and attics,
T-plan house facing W with 3 lateral rear-wall chimneys to front range
and internal chimney in N service range at change from 2 to one storey.
A fine parapeted W front, symmetrical, with a broad projecting centre.
2:3:2 windows with central door, moulded brick cornice, 2 hipped dormers
behind parapet, plinth and flush box sash windows with broad ovolo
moulded glazing bar, 6/6 panes, rubbed brick flat arches with projecting
stepped white keystones, and bracketed sills. Elaborate centrepiece of a
pilastered Venetian window with dentilled cornice and ogee tracery in
the (blind) sidelights and rounded head, and an Ionic doorcase below
with key pattern frieze, modillioned cornice, and three-quarter columns
with an early C18 6-panel raised and fielded door with H hinges
inside. Parapet absent at sides and rear. Stepped rear wing plastered.
Half octagonal bay window to parlour at N end. Largest room in middle of
front range has wide E fireplace with a shortened moulded wooden lintel
from a late C16 house of consequence probably the manor house of the
joint manors of Buckland and Horne on this site. Diagonal tiled floor of
black and white tiles copying the contemporary marble floors. 6-panel
moulded doors. Later staircase beyond an arch at N with turned
balusters, cut string stair, and decorated brackets. (VCH (1914) 42, 45:
Pevsner (1977) 117: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3563233818

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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