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The Lawns and Linked Outbuildings to South, Offley

Description: The Lawns and Linked Outbuildings to South

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 163115

OS Grid Reference: TL1435626948
OS Grid Coordinates: 514356, 226948
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9293, -0.3382

Location: King's Walden Road, Offley, Hertfordshire SG5 3AN

Locality: Offley
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG5 3AN

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Listing Text

TL 1426 (West side)
Great Offley

13/105 The Lawns and linked
- outbuildings to S


Stable and gardener's house, now a house and linked outbuildings. 2 C18
brick buildings of similar size, the N one greatly enlarged in early C19
as a secondary residence to Offley Place and linked to the S building
and its attached outhouses. Red brick to S building with steep old red
tile roof. N building similar brickwork to S part but refronted and
continued on E and N by chequered red brick with black headers and
hipped slate roof. The S building is of 1 1/2-storeys facing E with
internal gable chimneys serving the upper floor with gable-end windows.
E front has central blocked doorway, 2 windows with casements, and 2
upper recesses to give the effect of a 2-storeys elevation. Central
round-arched doorway at rear now blocked. Single-storey outbuildings at
S end. Single-storey enclosed link corridor to main house. The N
building is of 2 storeys and cellar, 4 windows long, facing E with
entrance below 2nd window from S. Recessed sash windows with 8/8 panes.
6-panels door and doorcase with open pediment and elaborate fanlight.
Internal gable chimneys at N and S, and large rear NW wing with 3
separate hipped roofs at different levels. On N front a semi-circular
elaborate fanlight above a window formerly a N entrance. The S bay of
the E front range is older with much lower floor levels ignored by
regular refronting. The floor cuts across the ground floor window and
the upper window is a dummy. Entrance into a stone paved hall with stair
at rear. Formerly 2 rooms to N now thrown together. Wide recess in W
wall of N part probably for a buffet. 6-panel moulded doors and
architraves with corner blocks. 2-panel C18 doors in upper part of S
end. Panelled shutters in splayed reveals of windows in C19 part.

Listing NGR: TL1435626948

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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