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Pickwick House, Saint Albans

Description: Pickwick House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 September 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 163521

OS Grid Reference: TL1460806871
OS Grid Coordinates: 514608, 206871
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7488, -0.3412

Location: Orchard House Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1BX

Locality: Saint Albans
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL1 1BX

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added:

(west side)
14/238 Nos 64 and 66
(Pickwick House)

House, now two. C15 altered late C15 or early C16, C17, C18, C19 and C20.
Stucco, scored as ashlar, incorporating some timber-framing. Plain tile roof.
Brick stacks. 2 storeys with cellars. 3 bays, 2 left bays narrower and incor-
porating C15 2-bay open hall with floor inserted late C15 or early C16; right
bay probably C17; 2 rear wings, that to No 64 probably C18, that to No 66
probably C17 with C20 additions not of special interest. Roadside elevation:
2 cellar windows; on left of centre. Steps up to part-glazed door (to No
66) with overlight in deep reveal having slightly raised surround and console-
bracketed cornice; mid C19 4-pane sash to left and two smaller 4-pane sashes
above; an early-mid C19 tripartite window with 12-pane sash flanked by 4-pane
sashes to each floor of right bay; ground-floor windows below hoodmoulds.
Moulded eaves band. Roof has higher ridge over right bay; truncated stack
at left end; stack at left end of right bay. Right return: on left, a late
C20 12-pane sash to each floor, that on ground floor with hoodmould; on right
of front range a late C20 door in late C18 wooden architrave having pilasters
with fluted capitals, frieze, and dentil pediment; fire insurance plaque to
left of door; wing has a 12-pane sash to 1st floor and roof hipped at right
end. Interior of No 66: late C18 stud and brick partition walls and brick
chimney with a fireplace on each floor; large-scanting, close-set, joists of
late C15 or early C16 floor visible. On 1st floor exposed timber framing
includes large-scantling heavily-jowelled wall posts; studs; long arched braces;
central arch-braced collared truss with moulding; moulded tie-beam of right
truss carrying larger central post supporting collar, clasped through purlins;
arched wind braces; timbers sooted. Rear wing has exposed timber framing;
spine-beam with mortices from former attic floor; mostly replaced rafters
but 2 old pairs with carpenters marks.

Listing NGR: TL1460806871

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Source: English Heritage

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