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Norton Old Manor House, Adjoining Barn and Outbuilding, Letchworth Garden City

Description: Norton Old Manor House, Adjoining Barn and Outbuilding

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 161883

OS Grid Reference: TL2289634157
OS Grid Coordinates: 522896, 234157
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9923, -0.2115

Location: Norton Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG6 1AG

Locality: Letchworth Garden City
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG6 1AG

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Listing Text

(south-east side)
No 105
(Norton Old Manor House,
adjoining barn and outbuilding)
(formerly listed as Old Manor
House and adjoining outbuilding
TL 2234 5/14 27.5.54
C17 farmhouse, later divided into 3 cottages. Radically modernised by Parker
and Unwin in 1909, which included the provision of an open-air bed-space on
a balcony at the rear. The attached barn was converted for use as a badminton
court. Two storeys. Symmetrical 3 bay front with end bays gabled. Tiled
roof with rendered stack and gabled dormer over central entrance. Rendered
front, eastern gable walls of whitewashed brick, slightly projecting, with
bands at ceiling levels. Sloping brick buttresses of 1909 to east return elevation.
Modern 2 and 3 light casements, those in eastern bay in old window openings
with segmental arched heads. Modern boarded door. Adjoining weather-boarded
and thatch outbuilding set back at right-angles to house. ('Some Houses at
Letchworth' Country Life 21.12.1912; VCH Herts vol 2, p 361.)

Listing NGR: TL2289634157

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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