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59, High Street, Standon

Description: 59, High Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 161114

OS Grid Reference: TL3965222288
OS Grid Coordinates: 539652, 222288
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8817, 0.0275

Location: 55 High Street, Standon, Hertfordshire SG11 1LA

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

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Listing Text

(east side)

7/14 No 59



House. Circa 1700, rear wing possibly earlier. Red brick with
old red tiled roofs. Rear wing timber frame plastered. L-shaped
house with symmetrical street range with internal gable chimneys
and one room each side of central stair hall. 2 storeys, cellar
and attics with 2 storeys rear wing with large gable chimney and
ogee roofed conservatory abutting on E. 5 windows front facing W
with 4 steps to door, plinth, floorband, moulded brick cornice
(painted white) and parapet with stone coping concealing 3 hipped
dormers. Fine gauged segmental brick arches. Slightly recessed
flush box sash windows with segmental heads and C19 sashes with
4/4 panes (thick ovolo glazing bars remain in rear wing). 2
cellar windows have heavy central mullioned flush frames. Central
8-panelled door with rectangular fanlight in a moulded doorcase
with fluted Tuscan pilasters and flat hood on carved scroll
brackets with cornice breaking forward over each bracket. Good
original interior with fielded panelling in ground floor (of
plaster in LH room), cut string stair with carved stair ends, egg-
and-dart cornice to entrance, 2-panel fielded doors with H-hinges
on ground and 1st floors, moulded plank door in rear attic, and
large open fireplace with arched lintol in rear wing. Wine
bottle set in end of ridge of each dormer. Front wall reddened
and tuck pointed. An impressive Queen Anne house overlooking the
market place of the former borough.

Listing NGR: TL3965222288

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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