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Thorpe House, Standon

Description: Thorpe House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 November 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 161078

OS Grid Reference: TL3862323404
OS Grid Coordinates: 538623, 223404
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8920, 0.0131

Location: High Street, Standon, Hertfordshire SG11 1RN

Locality: Standon
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG11 1RN

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Listing Text

(east side)

6/9 No 19
(Thorpe House)


House. C16 or earlier former open hall house, refronted in early
C19. Timber frame exposed at rear with pargetting in panels
between, painted brick rear wing, and stuccoed brick front.
Steep old red tile roofs, front range hipped and rear wing half-
hipped. 2-storeys and attic street range in 2 parts. Long left
part has low parapet, plinth, raised band at eaves and is 3
windows long. Flat topped 2-light casement dormer. Large
central chimney plastered. 2-light flush casement windows with
small. panes on 1st floor, and 2 similar windows to right of door
on ground floor. C19 shopfront with door and divided window to
left linked with moulded fascia on brackets. Short, slightly
recessed right hand bay has large rectangular carriage entrance
with double gates, small 3-light casement window near eaves
level, and main entrance door to left of carriageway. 4 panel
door in moulded doorcase with flat hood on shaped brackets.
Original building extends over carriageway, carried on heavy
close-set joists and jettied and hipped to rear with wide spaced
timber frame and tension bracing exposed. Good C17 staircase
inside. (Pevsner (1977) 273: RCHM (1911) 69).

Listing NGR: TL3862323404

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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