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Fair Green House, Sawbridgeworth

Description: Fair Green House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 160880

OS Grid Reference: TL4844314738
OS Grid Coordinates: 548443, 214738
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8116, 0.1519

Location: Vantorts Road, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire CM21 9AJ

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

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Listing Text

(East Side)

No 17
(Fair Green House)
TL 4844 1473:3/67 6.6.52
C16 or earlier hall house. Early C17 parallel rear range. Refronted and
extended in C18 (RCHM Typescript). Timber frame plastered, stuccoed brick
C18 front. Steep old red tile roofs with small lead covered flats. Red
brick chimneys. Stucco front extended to S as high red brick wall with
plinth and broad buttresses. To N is short wall, then small and then double
high boarded gates with moulded capping,on square posts.with moulded caps
and iron overthrow to small gate. Main front on W has 3 unbalanced parts.
At N a 2 storey, 3 window stucco section with plinth, floorband and coved
eaves cornice to tile roof hipped at corner. Recessed sash windows with
3/6 panes on 1st floor and 6/6 panes on Gd floor. At S, a single storey
and parapet 2 window stucco section with plinth, floor band and coping to
parapet carrying light iron railing. The 5 window, 2 storeys and attic stucco
middle section is symmetrical in itself with a broad central bay breaking
forward with 1 window over door and parapet raking up to a blunt point in
front of a 2 light rounded topped dormer. This part in advance of other
two, with plinth and floor band running through,but taller 1st floor
windows, moulded cornice and parapet above. For a length corresponding to
this middle section, the ridge of the roof has been trimmed down and
covered in lead level with the tops of dormers on its rear slope. This
appears to have been to reduce the visual dominance of the old roof when
the building was refronted in C18. 2 windows each side of centre bay.
Recessed sash windows with 6/6 panes. Imposing wooden Doric doorcase with
pilasters and full entablature, moulded architraves, triglyph frieze and
modillioned cornice. An historic house with complex development.
Important in group around Fair Green.

Listing NGR: TL4844314738

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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