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Green Man House, Sawbridgeworth

Description: Green Man House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 160851

OS Grid Reference: TL4852214677
OS Grid Coordinates: 548522, 214677
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8110, 0.1531

Location: Sheering Mill Lane, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire CM21 9ND

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

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 123
(Green Man House)
TL 485 146:6/2 6.6.52 (formerly listed under
II GV Sheering Mill Road)
C17 or earlier 2 storey and cellar central chimney house. W part raised
and extended into higher 2 storey L plan c.1734 (date said to be from
deeds). Timber framed plastered. Old red tiled roofs gabled in older part,
hipped in C18 part behind timber parapet. Old central chimney of older
part carried up as gable stack to C18 part which also has a central
chimney between the 2 rooms in the W wing. Main front to N where scale is
maintained by having no windows in the lower and older E part appearing
as an adjunct of the tall symmetrical C18 part. Rough plastered front with
recessed centre, plinth, frieze and cornice and low parapet in the form of
a blocking course with coping divided into small vertical panels. 3
window front. Central flush box sash with moulded architrave and 6/6 panes
over door. 2,2-storey canted bay windows with 8/8 panes and 6/6 paned
side lights. 6 panel door, upper 4 raised and fielded, semicircular
fanlight with 3 radial bars extending into triangular open pediment with
dentilled cornice. Flanking plain pilasters with moulded bases and caps
support consoles under entablature. Garden front on W has 3 centre arched
Gd floor window on N and French window. S end of W wing has single bay
window. Rear wall has leaded casements where old and new buildings overlap
creating 3 low storeys. Low ceilinged interiors of older part extend into
E part of C18 frontage so that on the Gd floor the E bay window rises
above ceiling level and the old timber frame is exposed. There is a
chamfered axial beam with swept stop in dining room and a rougher cross
beam with axial joists in the kitchen. The front door opens into the
stair hall with a good C18 cut string stair with moulded handrail and
stick balusters. There is a dentilled cornice to the upper part. The NW
room has a moulded dado and shutters and a 6 panel door. Wooden fire
surround with marble slips, narrow moulded architrave with scrolls to dado,
panelled frieze with central wreath, swags flanking,and small dancing
figures each end, a bracketed cornice to shelf. The room cornice has been
renewed. 2 panel shutters to 3 centre arched window. SW room has early
C19 vertical sliding shutters and French doors in reeded architrave with
corner stops. 6 panel door and simple fire surround in wood with marble
slips, plain frieze and coved bedmould to shelf. Attached on SE are 1 and
2 storey C19 weatherboarded outbuildings with tiled lower roofs and slated
high roofs. An interesting house of two main periods showing continual
adaptation in domestic arrangements.

Listing NGR: TL4852214677

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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