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Description: Mundenbury (60 Metres to North North East of St Nicholas's Church)
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 161301
OS Grid Reference: TL3555124242
OS Grid Coordinates: 535551, 224242
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9002, -0.0312
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TL GREAT MUNDEN WOOD END ROAD
(60m to NNE of
24.1.67 St Nicholas's Church)
formerly listed under rural district
GV of Ware)
House. Circa 1700 (brick inscribed '1702' formerly in E chimney
stack) incorporating older part at E. Red brick with random
black headers but upper part of end wall timber framed and
weatherboarded. Old red tile gambrel roof. Older part at E a
lower timber framed and weatherboarded wing under steep old red
tile roof, one and a half storeys, gabled to front and rear. A
large square house of 2 storeys, attic and cellar, 5 windows
wide, facing S. Hybrid construction with brick box but timber
framing for internal walls and part of E end. Transitional deep-
plan with central entrance, rear stair and end chimneys. Shallow
service rooms at rear behind 2 front rooms. Dining Room at E is
former hall with wide open-fireplace with niches in back wall.
Parlour on W and chamber over have smaller open fireplaces with
curved backs. Fenestration at rear designed for timber framed
single-storey, rear kitchen (demolished in later C20) reached by
steps in rear E room at lower level. Contemporary stair
continues up to 4 attics. Symmetrical S front has a projecting
plinth, moulded floor band and moulded wooden eaves cornice. 2
lean-to dormers with 2-light casement windows in steep tiled
front slope to gambrel roof. Gauged brick flat arches to flush
box sash windows with moulded architraves and 6/6 panes. Central
doorcase c1800 with fluted panelled pilasters and panelled hood
on cross-fluted ogee brackets to half glazed door with moulded
surround, panelled reveals and rectangular fanlight. Rear
elevation simpler with high plinth, plain floor band, box eaves
and segmental arches to flush box sash windows with C19 sashes.
Interior has ovolo-moulded 2-panel doors with H hinges, and fine
closed-string dog-leg, stair with moulded pine string but oak
newels (with ball finials and knob pendants) and oak handrail and
turned balusters. Oak treads and winders but pine risers. A
fine house of c1700, of considerable interest for the
transitional nature of its planning and construction.
Listing NGR: TL3555124242
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Source: English Heritage
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