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The Old George Inn, Ickleford

Description: The Old George Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 163044

OS Grid Reference: TL1822331578
OS Grid Coordinates: 518223, 231578
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9701, -0.2804

Location: Turnpike Lane, Ickleford, Hertfordshire SG5 3UX

Locality: Ickleford
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG5 3UX

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Listing Text

TL 1831 (West side)

10/34 No. 41
27.5.68 (The Old George Inn)


House, now a public house. C16 or earlier open hall house, early C17
inserted floor and internal chimney, renovated in C18 and C19. Timber
frame on brick sill, roughcast on ground floor, exposed frame on 1st
floor with plastered infill panels. Steep old red tile roofs. A T-plan
medieval house facing E with 2-storeys and cellar N parlour crosswing,
and lower 1 1/2-storeys main range. This range has an original storeyed S
bay formerly axially divided for pantry and buttery with separate
entrances to each from cross-passage and for stair to upper floor at E
side. 2-bays hall has close-studded partition at upper end with
4-centred arched doorway with moulded frame and sunk spandrels at NW
into 2-bays crosswing parlour with stair beside W end wall. C17 chimney
inserted part blocking cross-passage when floor inserted. Lobby entry
plan completed when S service bay made one room and C18 fireplace
inserted backing onto hall chimney. E front has close-studding to 1st
floor, projecting gabled porch to entrance with 3-lights casement window
to LH and shallow rectangular 2-storeys bay with gabled top. 3-lights
casements, and small 2-lights ovolo moulded window at high level on
ground floor beside it. 3-lights casement to 1st floor of gabled N
crosswing above the canted bay window to ground floor. Large internal
chimney has tall cruciform stack above roof set diagonally. Projecting
large chimney on N side of N wing to front bay. Interior has exposed
timbers with irregular flat joists to S bay floor, regular flat joints
to N wing, jowled posts, curved tension braces, and clasped-purlin roofs
on trusses with collars. Inserted hall floor carried on axial beam
with soffit carved in relief with alternating strapwork rectangles and
ovals. Moulded oak 4-centred fire surround with sunk spandrels. Small
cupboard door in back with lozenge decoration. Moulded plank doors to
entrance lobby and 1st floor. Britannia firemark No. 71210 now fixed to
side of axial beam in hall. (RCHM (1911)245).

Listing NGR: TL1822331578

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Source: English Heritage

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