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55, West Street, Lilley

Description: 55, West Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 163085

OS Grid Reference: TL1196826220
OS Grid Coordinates: 511968, 226220
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9233, -0.3732

Location: Lilley Bottom Road, Lilley, Hertfordshire LU2 8LH

Locality: Lilley
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: LU2 8LH

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Listing Text

TL 1126 (East side)

11/75 No. 55
- II

House. Late C15/early C16 hall range, late C16/early C17 N wing when
stack and floor inserted in hall, C18 single-storey S kitchen extension,
a post office in C19. Timber frame on brick sill exposed only on N end,
roughcast with steep old red tile roofs. A long 2-storeys and cellar
house facing W set back from road with higher 2-storeys N crosswing
jettied along its N side. Formerly an open hall with a storied S service
end extending over the cross-passage (E doorway in use) and parlour bay
at N. Converted to lobby entrance when parlour bay filled by massive
internal chimney and N parlour wing added. Large chimney added against
jettied N side of wing to serve narrow rear room c.1700, then or later a
smithy. W front has gabled wing at N, 3 windows to each floor. Flush
3-lights casement windows small to 1st floor under the eaves, larger to
ground floor. Battened door opposite chimney, 3-light casement to each
floor of crosswing. Very large S gable chimney to kitchen extension and
longer single storey extension set back. Purlin roof and heavy
wallplates to kitchen. Jettied N side of crosswing close-studded on
ground floor with 3-lights ovolo-moulded window. Bull-nosed joists and
similar blocked window to 1st floor with more widely spaced studs.
Curved braces mark the 2 bays of crosswing. Large N side chimney in
English-bond red brick with crow-steps surviving on E side.
Squint-butted scarf in bressumer. Clasped purlin roof with wind-braces
to hall range. Intermediate truss 1M from S end of original building.
(RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1196826220

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Source: English Heritage

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