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Bear House, Ashwell

Description: Bear House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162164

OS Grid Reference: TL2663639607
OS Grid Coordinates: 526636, 239607
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0404, -0.1551

Location: 77 High Street, Ashwell, Hertfordshire SG7 5NT

Locality: Ashwell
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG7 5NT

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Listing Text

(South side)

8/33 No. 77
27.5.68 (Bear House)


House, formerly farmhouse. Late C15 hall house with cross wings. Altered
late C17 and C18 to form continuous range. Restored C19-20. Timber
frame. Plastered walls. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys. 4½ bays. 4 windows,
the 2 on right C19 sashes, the 2 on left glazing bar casements. To right
of door is a 3-light diamond mullioned window of C16. The door itself is
in original position at cross passage. Wide C15 pointed arch frame with
plain wooden spandrels. To left of door the former service wing has an
unusual quatrefoiled wooden ventilator band between floors. Left return
wall has a 4-light blocked diamond mullioned window. Internally the
hall was 2 bays to right of door; heightened to 2 storeys in late C17
when a lateral stack was inserted at rear. Bay to right, with C19
sashes, is an early C16 cross-wing addition. To right of this a late C17
or C18 half-bay addition. The left ground floor is partitioned into 2
rooms with a pair of ogee-headed doors. Fragmentary remains of an early
C17 wall painting. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2663639607

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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