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The Sword in Hand Public House, Westmill

Description: The Sword in Hand Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 January 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 161365

OS Grid Reference: TL3689927122
OS Grid Coordinates: 536899, 227122
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9258, -0.0105

Location: Westmill, Hertfordshire SG9 9LQ

Locality: Westmill
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 9LQ

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Listing Text

Westmill village
(north side)

8/14 The Sword in Hand PH



House, now a PH. C16, altered in early C18 (converted to an inn
in 1800) and later C19 (probably in 1880's). Timber frame
roughcast on low red brick sill (renewed). Steep old red tile
roof extending down at rear over low rear extensions. A 3-unit
plan house with continuous front jetty on S and 2 rear lateral
chimneys. Parlour at W end, short hall-bay with axial beam
chamfered with ogee stop. 2 storeys and attics house with C19
gabled rear wing in middle with 3 low floors. Front has a
central gabled dormer on roof slope. 3 windows to each floor,
and door in middle. Shallow projection of upper floor with
moulded cove and small trusses at each end. Flush box sash
windows with 6/6 panes and shutters on ground floor. Half-glazed
door. Tall diagonal conjoined shafts to 2 chimneys. W room
panelled with bolection moulded fire surround and panel over.
large curved knee-brace to cross-beam and exposed jowled post for
jetty in E room. House of Bellenden family from early C18 to
c1800. Name from crest of Greg family.

Listing NGR: TL3689927122

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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