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Victoria House, St Ippolyts

Description: Victoria House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162643

OS Grid Reference: TL1877527120
OS Grid Coordinates: 518775, 227120
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9299, -0.2739

Location: High Street, Ippollitts, Hertfordshire SG4 7QG

Locality: St Ippolyts
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7QG

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Listing Text

TL 1827 (East side)

8/31 Victoria House

House. Early C18 incorporating C16 or C17 narrower structure at S end,
windows altered early C19. Timber frame with main house faced in plum
and blue brick with light red brick dressings, roughcast S part. Steep
old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys and attics, 2-cells, central entrance
plan house, set back a little from road, facing W, with a gabled rear
staircase turret and older 1 1/2-storeys, S part. Formerly the central
entrance entered directly into the hall which has a large rearwall
chimney narrowing the room to rear, the parlour to the N also has an
axial beam and now has a corner fireplace in the NE angle. S wing
probably incorporated as a service wing but changed to a study with SE
corner fireplace when C19 kitchen added at rear. Symmetrical W front of
main part has a plat band, a deep painted wood modillioned eaves cornice
of considerable projection, and 2 small 2-lights casement box dormers on
roofslope. The remaining light red brick jambs and flat gauged arches
show that there were originally 5 narrow sash windows on the 1st floor
and 2 each side of the central door. Altered in early C19 to 3 flush
box sash windows with 8/8 panes on 1st floor, and a triple sash window
on each side of door. 6-panel fielded door (top 2 glazed) in wooden
doorcase with panelled pilasters, consoles, full entablature and
triangular pediment. Roughcast older part on right has a 2-lights C18
leaded casement window to the 1st floor. Attic of main house also lit by
2-lights casement in S gable. Interior has staircase rising to attic
level, altered in C19. Hall has plastered beam, moulded cornice,
6-panels moulded doors, dentilled wooden fire surround with stone slips
and half-round back. Old door and doorway into chamber over, another cut
away to make late C18 doorway into chamber over parlour. Attics
plastered and have C19 fireplaces. Older S part has stepped jowls, long
straight tension braces, curved wind-braces to roof purlins, 2-light
late C17/early C18 leaded casement on S gable. (RCHM Typescript: Pevsner

Listing NGR: TL1877527120

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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