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Almshoe Bury, St Ippolyts

Description: Almshoe Bury

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162691

OS Grid Reference: TL2067125286
OS Grid Coordinates: 520671, 225286
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9130, -0.2470

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

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Listing Text

TL 22 NW (South side)
St. Ippollitts

4/79 Almshoe Bury
27.5.68 (formerly listed as Almshoebury)


Manor house, now a farmhouse. Mid C13 aisled hall house for
Simon Fitz Adam (after 1241) relegated to farmhouse status since c.1374,
E crosswing mid C15, W parlour wing early C16, chimney and first floor
inserted in hall in C17 (before 1663 Hearth Tax), small rear wing C18,
alterations and minor rear additions in C19. Timber frame roughcast with
plastered sill, some painted brick casing to ground floor. Steep old red
tile roofs with aisle catslide roofs extending down to single-storey
level at front and rear of main range. A large aisled house facing N
with gabled and jettied 2-storeys wings at each end of front, cruciform
chimney set diagonally on square base at centre of roof ridge, 2 canted
bay windows to centre with 2 dormer windows. Entrance next to W wing by
a half glazed door. Flush box sash window with 4/4 panes on 1st floor of
E wing gable, the ground floor without windows. 2-lights casement window
to 1st floor of W wing. Gabled brick porch on E side and separate high
level door reached by short external ladder on front half of E side of E
wing. Jettied gabled rear projection next E wing. Framework exposed
internally of 2-bays aisled hall divided by spere truss from half-bay
screens passage at E. Capital of post of N arcade visible as part of
open truss. Corresponding post of quatrefoil section on S, and above
this a fragment of an arch-brace from post capital to tie-beam survives
with plain mouldings on one side but carved dog-tooth ornament on side
facing the upper end of the hall. Spere truss at E has arch-braces to
tie-beam and filled spandrels. 22 scissor braced soot blackened C13
rafter couples survive in roofspace. Open truss and W end truss
incorporated passing braces but not the spere truss, and E end truss
removed. Crown-post roofs with 4-ways bracing to E wing and to jettied
1st floor chamber projecting to rear of cross-passage bay. (VCH (1912)
26-7: Pevsner (1977)215: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2067125286

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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