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Vassars, Langley

Description: Vassars

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162864

OS Grid Reference: TL2114123140
OS Grid Coordinates: 521141, 223140
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8937, -0.2409

Location: London Road, Langley, Hertfordshire SG4 7PH

Locality: Langley
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7PH

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Listing Text

(West side)
Langley Bottom

5/72 Vassars


House. Later C17, W bay C18, E wing and gabled rear (N) extensions mid
C19, S extension to E wing c.1966, garage wing to NW late C20. Timber
frame cased in painted brickwork, E wing and later extensions painted
brick. Steep old red tile roofs. An irregular Z-shaped house, the oldest
2-storeys range facing S with gabled rear NE stair turret and 2 similar
gables to W at rear added later. Taller E wing of 2-storeys raised over
a cellar. Large internal chimney at junction of these 2 parts.
1½-storeys garage wing extending to N at W end. S front has 3 1st floor
windows with small gables over them. 3-lights flush casement windows.
Similar windows to ground floor with 2-, 5-, and 3-lights. Door between
the latter two. E front of parlour wing has canted bay with sash
windows, segmental arch to cellar below, and on upper window below the
corbelled eaves band. Interior has exposed timbers and shows that the
building was originally of 1½-storeys and 2-bays with end chimneys,
entrance into E room and stair rising out of it. W bay probably C18,
when front wall heightened to full 2-storeys. Clasped-purlin original
roof, long straight tension braces in walls, tie-beams exposed on 1st
floor. Axial chamfered floor beams with ogee stops. Interesting
fireplace in W chimney with recesses in semi-circular back. The Three
Horseshoes P.H. during the C19. Large oval terracotta relief portrait
medallion and name plaque of Tennyson C19 by Doulton formerly on the
Birkbeck Bank, Holborn, built into N wall of garage 1967. (RCHM

Listing NGR: TL2114123140

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Source: English Heritage

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