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Oak Cottage, Hormead

Description: Oak Cottage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 160287

OS Grid Reference: TL3902929422
OS Grid Coordinates: 539029, 229422
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9459, 0.0214

Location: B1368, Hormead, Hertfordshire SG9 0EA

Locality: Hormead
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 0EA

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Listing Text

(East side)

12/66 Oak Cottage


House. C15 or early C16 open hall house with storeyed S bay and N cross-
wing, hall floored, re-roofed and chimney built at lower end in late C16
or early C17 and stair bay added to rear of crosswing, restored and
rear lean-to replaced by kitchen wing 1963. Timber frame on brick sill,
front with exposed close-studding and plastered N end and infill panels,
with weatherboarding on S end and steep old red tile roofs, half hip at S
end. A late medieval T-plan hall house facing W with hall, cross-passage
with buttery and pantry doors on S, 4-centred arched doorways to front
and rear, jettied 2-storeys N crosswing at upper end with original
clasped-purlin roof and wind braces and curved tension braces recessed
into the inside of the walls so as not to appear externally. W front has
3-light C19 flush casement windows to Ground Floor and 1st floor of
crosswing, a large gabled dormer at the front eaves of the hall range, a
tall red brick internal chimney, and a battened door in a Tudor arched
frame with sunk spandrels. External chimney on N side of crosswing and
later chimney for 1st floor bedroom beside it. Curved knee-braces to
pronounced front jetty. Interior has crossbeam and flat wide joists in
crosswing,deep chamfered axial beam and chamfered joists over hall,
crossbeam over hall a little N of present chimney carried on conical
wood corbels on posts, 4-centred head to rear door of crosspassage but
square chamfered heads to pair of service doors. Framing for stair next
rear wall, tension bracing on inside of S end wall and side walls of end
bay with shutter groove for window. Clasped-purlin roof over S bay but
rest of hall range roof rebuilt with butt purlins and dormer framing.
Large curved braces in wall formerly the S end of open hall. 2-bay
crosswing with jowled posts and central tie-beam. Framing of S end has
sunk considerably and false-framing conceals this at front and keeps
eaves level. (Photos in NMR).

Listing NGR: TL3902929422

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Source: English Heritage

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