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The Grange House, St Ippolyts

Description: The Grange House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162651

OS Grid Reference: TL1896627939
OS Grid Coordinates: 518966, 227939
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9372, -0.2709

Location: Blackhorse Lane, Ippollitts, Hertfordshire SG4 9EP

Locality: St Ippolyts
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 9EP

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Listing Text

TL 1827 (East side)
New England

8/39 The Grange House

Farmhouse, now a private house. Circa 1700 with possibly C17 part
incorporated at N. Altered c.1815 and c.1921. Renovated c.1980. Red and
blue brick, stucco decoration, slate roofs. A large 2-storeys, attics
and cellar house, set back from road, facing W. Plan of main part has
stair- and entrance-hall between 2 rooms. N end set back a little. C19
rear additions. W front of main part symmetrical, with plinth, plat
band, projecting mutular cornice, gable parapets on corbelled kneelers,
3 box dormers, 2 very wide sash windows to each floor, sash window with
3/3 panes central over entrance. Doric porch with full entablature and
half-columns. Half-glazed panelled door. N wing has a sash window with
4/8 panes with flat gauged arch on each floor. Each window of main front
comprises 3 conjoined sash windows of same size with 3/3 panes and
stucco surround. Round arched heads to central sash of each. Interior
has wide open-fireplace to internal N gable chimney. Rear-wall
projecting chimney to S room which has tunnel vaulted brick cellar below
projecting to S under garden. Cut string early C19 stair with stick
balusters. Rises to attic. Ground floor stage has been turned round. S
parlour has dentilled cornice carried round axial beam, C18 fire
surround and high dado. Internal shutters to front windows slide into
jambs like doors. 2-panel door with HL hinges. House just outside
municipal boundary of Hitchin. Named as The Old Bell House on map of
1750 in Hitchin Museum. Later called The Elms Farm. Later used as a
dower house to New England House (q.v.). (RCHM Typescript: inf the

Listing NGR: TL1896627939

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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