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Tudor House, Preston

Description: Tudor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162895

OS Grid Reference: TL1905724739
OS Grid Coordinates: 519057, 224739
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9085, -0.2707

Location: Preston, Hertfordshire SG4 7RX

Locality: Preston
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7RX

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Listing Text


4/103 Tudor House
27.5.68 (formerly listed as
Poynders End Farmhouse)


House. C15 or early C16 S crosswing, in mid C17 hall range rebuilt, and
rear outshut added c.1700. Timber frame on flint and brick sill, exposed
frame with red brick infill (and close-studding to ground floor) on S
and W sides of crosswing and N end of hall range. Roughcast elsewhere
but red brick casing to ground floor of hall range on front (E). Steep
old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys T-shaped house facing E comprising an
older 2-cells S crosswing jettied on 2 adjoining sides (S and E) and a
2-storeys, 2-cells hall range with rear outshut replacing an earlier
open hall. Lobby entrance on E by internal chimney next to crosswing. 3
windows to each floor. Flush casement windows with small panes or
rectangular leading. 2-lights except for 3-lights window to right of
boarded double doors at entrance. Post with separate curved bracket at
SE corner of jetty instead of more usual dragon-post. Jettied S side has
2 blocked original windows in the close-studding of the ground floor. 2
wooden casement windows to each floor. Plastered large internal chimney
to middle of wing. Catslide roof to rear outshut and 4 windows and a
door. C20 entrance and lean-to porch to rear of wing, and dark
weatherboarded top to gable. This end has a central post and jowled
corner-posts. N end of hall range has central post, jowled corner-posts,
mid-height jointed in-line, and close studding to ground floor. Glazing
has been inserted between the studs of part of the 1st floor 3-lights
casement window to ground floor. Interior has exposed timbers showing
that the jetty of the S crosswing is of unusual construction with short
joists supporting most of E side. Originally unheated with 2 rooms on
each floor it has axial beams, dragon-beam to front corner, convex stops
to chamfers on beams, and collar-beam trusses at middle and E-gable
which are parts of a collar-purlin roof, largely rebuilt. The large
internal chimney added in the early C17 heated only the ground floor E
room but a fireplace for the chamber over was added in the late C17. The
original stair position is uncertain but was probably in the rear bay.
3-centre arched chamfered head and stopped jambs to 1st floor fireplace.
Rectangular recesses in back of open fireplace on ground floor with
chamfered timber lintel to parlour. Former hall not structurally linked
to wing. Hall range open fireplace has 2 recesses at back with
shouldered tops. Fireplace to chamber over hall not added until early
C18 when the 1st floor was ceiled over. The N room originally unheated
had a chimney built in early C19. The main room is distinguished by
chamfered and stopped joists and axial beam. The axial beam to the N
room has 2 bars to the stops of its chamfer, an elaboration unexplained.
Clasped-purlin roof with long straight wind-braces. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1905724739

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Source: English Heritage

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