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The Tun House, St Paul's Walden

Description: The Tun House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162928

OS Grid Reference: TL1873721010
OS Grid Coordinates: 518737, 221010
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8750, -0.2766

Location: 17 High Street, Hitchin SG4 8AG

Locality: St Paul's Walden
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 8AG

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Listing Text

(North side)

12/136 No.16a (The Tun House)


House. Circa 1700 for Wellingham family of tanners, NE infill wing dated
1748, bay window on W and other alteration c.1898 when large extension
built to N (now No. 16). Red and blue brick, steep old red tile roof and
wooden eaves cornice. A 2-storeys and attics, L-shaped house facing E,
later altered to a compact square block with U-shaped hipped roof open
to N. The entrance appears to have been in the middle of the S front
originally where there is now a window. E end has moulded gable parapet
and external gable chimney. Original cross-window remains in middle of W
front over door with iron casement and rectangular leaded glazing with
name 'Ann Wellingham' cut in one quarry. Lower sills to replacement
flush box sash windows with 6/6 panes. W side has 2 segmental headed
dormers, wood modillion eaves cornice, 3 windows to 1st floor,
plat-band, central 6-panel oak door, canted bay on left and one window
to right. S front similar with 3 dormers and 3 windows to each floor.
Interior has lobby entry on E beside a large internal stack, chamfered
axial beams with ogee stops, 2 salt cupboards, bolection moulded door,
broad staircase with closed string with turned balusters and square
newels, 2-panels bolection moulded door into IL-hinges, alcove in SE
room with fluted pilasters, arched head and shaped shelves. Butt-purlin
roof structure with principals curving down at foot to frame into floor
structure. 1898 separate N part not of special interest. (Morris

Listing NGR: TL1873721010

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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