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Gosmore House, St Ippolyts

Description: Gosmore House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162648

OS Grid Reference: TL1873527247
OS Grid Coordinates: 518735, 227247
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9311, -0.2745

Location: Hitchin Road, Ippollitts, Hertfordshire SG4 7QH

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

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Listing Text

TL 1827 (East side)

8/36 Gosmore House
- II

House. N wing early C16, main range mid C17, S end C19 or C20. Timber
frame, largely cased or replaced by brick, stuccoed exterior, steep old
red tile roofs. A large 2-storeys asymmetrical house set back in
grounds, facing W. At N a 2-storeys crosswing adjoining site of former
small open hall replaced by an internal-chimney, lobby-entry plan range
with hall to N of stack, parlour to S of stack and stair probably to
rear of stack. W front has gabled crosswing at LH and 3 small gables
above the main upper floor windows each with bargeboards and pendants.
Label mouldings over main windows and arched over upper window in LH
gable. Small-panes casement windows of 3-lights generally. Projecting
flat roofed central porch with half-glazed door with flat moulded hood
on shaped brackets. Moulded cornice to 2-storeys semi-octagonal bay
window on N end. Large internal central chimney with 3 conjoined
diagonal shafts. Interior has wallplates of C16 crosswing lower than
tie-beams of hall range. Chamfered and hollow stopped axial beams in
hall range. Original timber lintel to fireplace raised. Partition on 1st
floor over crossbeam in large room to S of chimney. Clasped-purlin roof
with long straight wind-braces. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1873527247

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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