Description: Gosmore House
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
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ST IPPOLLITTS HITCHIN ROAD
TL 1827 (East side)
8/36 Gosmore House
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
Source: English Heritage
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