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Tuthill Manor, Therfield

Description: Tuthill Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162451

OS Grid Reference: TL3322637328
OS Grid Coordinates: 533226, 237328
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0184, -0.0599

Location: Pedlars Lane, Therfield, Hertfordshire SG8 9PT

Locality: Therfield
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG8 9PT

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Listing Text

TL 3337
9/128 Tuthill Manor
27.5.68 (formerly listed as
Tuthill Farm Cottages)
House, at one time 4 dwellings. Late C15, extended mid C16, floored,
heated and extended mid to late C17. Restored and rebuilt c.1970. Timber
frame, all exposed, rendered brick infill, brick base. Thatched roof,
half hipped on main range. Originally a 2 storey Beacon Tower, extended
to right with open hall and parlour end in C16, stack inserted, hall
floored and cross wings added to front and rear of original tower in C17
to form a T on plan. 2 storeys and attics. Entrance in 2 storey
projecting gabled porch at left end of hall range, plank and muntin
door, first floor jettied with moulded bressumer, later brick
buttresses, exposed close studding with curved tension braces, jowled
posts to clasped purlin roof. Right return of porch has an early ovolo
moulded mullioned 2 light window frame with intermediate small diagonal
mullions. Bay to right of porch has tension braces, originally internal
now external, close studding, early window frames, ground floor 2 lights
hollow moulded, first floor 3 lights with diagonally set mullions.
Further right a C20 ground floor bay window with a thatched head, first
floor C20 2 light casement. Right hand bay of hall is filled by large
C17 red brick axial ridge stack, all exposed with first floor open
framing. Parlour bay to right has close studding, tension braces, ground
floor early ovolo moulded mullioned 3 light window frame with
intermediate iron mullions, C20 gabled dormer. Right end, tension
braces, close studding, early ovolo moulded mullioned 4 light window
frame in attic. To left cross wing projects forward with similar
framing, first floor early ovolo moulded mullioned 2 light window frame
with intermediate small diagonal mullions. Gable end C18 red brick
external stack with an offset. Left return of cross wing has a ground
floor 4 light and first floor 3 light early window frames with
diagonally set mullions. Larger scantling to jowled posts on late C15
bay. External red brick stack and lean-to projections towards rear of
cross wing. Hall range to rear has tension braces, close studding, an
early first floor window, C20 gabled dormer and catslide roofs over C20
lean-to outshuts. Interior: frame entirely exposed, stop chamfered
bearers and joists, some re-used C17 turned balusters on stair, arched
braces to cambered tie beams, clasped purlinroof with curved windbraces.

Listing NGR: TL3322637328

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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