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Description: The Olive Branch
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162686
OS Grid Reference: TL1984427047
OS Grid Coordinates: 519844, 227047
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9290, -0.2584
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ST IPPOLLITTS STEVENAGE ROAD
TL 1927 (South side)
9/74 The Olive Branch
27.5.68 (formerly listed as The Olive Branch
House. C16, a beer house 1840-1971, enlarged to rear in 2 stages since
1971. Timber frame on black stuccoed sill, roughcast, exposed timbers on
1st floor front with plastered infill panels. Steep old red tile roofs.
A prominent 2-storeys, 2-cells plan building on roadside facing N with
jettied, close-studded, upper front floor carried on heavy bull-nosed
joists and 4 curved knee-braces, 2 flanking doorway in middle. 2 small
flush 2-lights casement windows to ground floor with external boarded
shutters. On 1st floor 2 small C19 2-lights casement windows with small
panes in the positions of original windows as shown by the framing. Very
large external W gable chimney in narrow red brick with offsets and 2
diagonally set square shafts with corbelled caps. The house is
trapezoidal on plan being set out at an acute angle to the roadfront.
Interior has 2 rooms on each floor. 2-storeys parallel rear wing, gabled
rear extension, and porch on E end of extension. (RCHM (1911)130 no.4:
Pevsner (1977)214: RCHM Typescript: inf Mrs. Rance).
Listing NGR: TL1984427047
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Source: English Heritage
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