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The Old Rectory, Hormead

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 160313

OS Grid Reference: TL4033330111
OS Grid Coordinates: 540333, 230111
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9518, 0.0406

Location: B1038, Hormead, Hertfordshire SG9 0NT

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

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Listing Text

(North side)
Great Hormead

11/92 The Old Rectory


Rectory, now a house. E part c.1500, W part early C17, C18 E end
extension demolished leaving fireplace outside, C20 rear service wing.
Timber frame on brick sill, plastered front but exposed close-studding
at W end with weatherboarded gable top. Steep old tiled-roof. A
2-storeys and attics, 3-cells, side-jettied house facing S with large
internal chimney a third from W end and E gable chimney. S front has 3
4-light flush lattice leaded casements to 1st floor and 2 rectangular
bay windows under the jetty with brick bases, 4-light leaded casements
with mullions and transoms. 4-light casement to E part and a 6-panel
door. Small 2-light window opposite chimney, probably in position of
former door. 4 tall grouped octagonal shafts to main chimney. 2 matching
shafts on E chimney. The E bay c.1500 is the crosswing, jettied to S, of
a former open hall to W, rebuilt in early C17 as a matching side-jettied
range with new axial roof overall, re-using soot-blackened rafters for
the open hall in its rear slope. The crosswing has close-studding,
curved tension braces, chamfered cross-beam, one of a pair of arched
braces, blocked doorway and indication of stair trap. Studding of E wall
of former hall has peg holes for the back and N back-end. The C17 part
to W has depressed 4-centred arched fireplaces in hall and chamber over,
moulded similar fireplaces to W parlour and chamber over, and moulded
and stopped beams. Mid C18 E chimney serves E room and former extension.
Lozenge-carved decoration to scratch moulded panelled screen beside
parlour fireplace with cockspur hinges on door. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL4033330111

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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