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Upp Hall, Braughing

Description: Upp Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 161263

OS Grid Reference: TL4072923954
OS Grid Coordinates: 540729, 223954
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8964, 0.0439

Location: Horse Cross, Ware SG11 2PS

Locality: Braughing
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG11 2PS

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Listing Text

(north side)

6/2 Upp Hall



Country house. Late C16 or C17, restored and extended c1896.
Red brick with steep old red tile roofs. The older front range
is of 2 storeys and attics and appears to represent the hall and
service end of a house which originally extended to the N beyond
the hall (possibly an older building subsequently demolished).
The house faces W and the N room (the hall now dining room) has a
rear lateral chimney and ovolo-moulded beams. It was probably
entered by a screens passage on the S, in line with the
present front entrance. To the S a kitchen (reception) with a
wide fireplace at its S end, and a further large unheated service
room to the S of it (drawing room). To the E of this room a rear
service room, and to the E of the hall a staircase wing. W front
has a moulded brick floor-band and eaves band with 3 long, 6-
light, mullioned and transomed windows to each floor and 2 large
gables with linked gable parapets, circular recess in apex over
3-light mullioled window. Floor band steps up over entrance door
below left hand gable. Battended door in 4-centre arched wooden
frame under label and brick pediment. Small 3-light window over
door. 2-storeys canted bay window on right hand return added
c1909. Extension 2-storeys in brick and tile with 3-light
casement windows and gable parapets. Hipped dormers to attics to
rear. Interior has exotic fittings - in dining room panelling
said to be from Old Bishops Palace, Salisbury, an overmantle
c1630 arcaded and carved: in reception room C17 oak panelling
said to be from Wood End House, Warwickshire, and arcaded
overmantle. (FCHM (1911) 68: VCH (1912) 311: Pevsner (1977) 311:
Pevsner (1977) 371: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL4072923954

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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