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The Elms Health Centre, Sawbridgeworth

Description: The Elms Health Centre

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 160737

OS Grid Reference: TL4831514824
OS Grid Coordinates: 548315, 214824
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8124, 0.1501

Location: Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire CM21 9AN

Locality: Sawbridgeworth
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: CM21 9AN

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 4
(The Elms health centre)
TL 4816 1487:3/28 6.6.52
Early C18. Large L-shaped house of 2 storeys, cellars and attics, timber-
framed and plastered. High brick wall extending to E. C19, 2-storey
weatherboarded and slate roofed extensions to rear. Old red tile roofs,
hipped and with bellcast to eaves. Red brick chimneys rising through
ridge. N front has 2 hipped dormers, wood modillioned eaves cornice,
panelled pargetting and symmetrical 4 window front A-B-B-A with a central
pargetting motif of a circle within a quatrefoil over the door. The inner
1st floor windows have flush box sashes with architraves and 6/6 panes of
crown glass in thick glazing bars ovolo moulded internally. Outer windows
on 1st floor have wider flush box sashes with 8/8 panes, possibly later
in date. Same pattern of windows on Gd floor but sashes renewed. Wood
doorcase up steps. Fluted Ionic pilasters rise from moulded bases and
support a full entablature with swelled frieze and triangular pediment.
Sun firemark no. 169528 in tympanum. E front to garden has modillioned
cornice, flush box sashes 8/8 with architraves at 1st floor flanking
central triple window 4/4:8/8:4/4. French doors central to Gd floor
flanked by 8/12 sashes. Wide entrance hall flanked by 2 rooms. 1st floor
RH room has simple dentilled cornice and shouldered wooden fire surround
with scrolls supporting entablature as shelf. Original stair with heavy
balusters leading to attics which have chamfered plank doors with old iron
hinges. Attached single storey slate roofed outbuildings extend to S and
support small C18 wrought iron garden gate with horizontal panel of
scrollwork. The name dates only from 1888 and the house was bought by the
local authority in 1964 (EHDC Deeds). The N front is illustrated by
Nathaniel Lloyd as an example of pargetting in his A History of the English
House (1931) p279.

Listing NGR: TL4831514824

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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