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The Hansteads, St Stephen

Description: The Hansteads

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 163859

OS Grid Reference: TL1411201641
OS Grid Coordinates: 514112, 201641
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7019, -0.3501

Location: Drop Lane, St Stephen, Hertfordshire AL2 3TT

Locality: St Stephen
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL2 3TT

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Listing Text

(south west side)

12/315 The Hansteads



House, built as a farmhouse of two units, one at right angles to
the other forming a T plan. Late medieval origin to the front
range. Rear range is earlier C17. Late C19 addition to left
front. Exposed timber frame with red brick infill. Rear wing is
plastered. Plain tile roofs. 2 storeys. The front has 4 sash
windows, the 3 on right early-mid C19, with wide flush wood
frames. 6-fielded panel door with canopy on consoles. Extension
on left is red brick with 1 recessed sash and a ground floor
square sash bay. Long rear range has, on the S side, 4 small
casements, and on the E side 3 sash windows and 1 casement. Dark
red brick ridge stack with 4 square shafts; interior with heavy
exposed beams. Inside the front range the bay next to the
extension appears to have been an open hall; collar purlin of
crown post roof visible; Wealden framing to rear wall. The 2
bays on right have clasped purlin roof with slightly curved wind
braces, the ground floor with chamfered beams. Rear centre of
the interior has a mid C17 staircase with slat balusters.

Listing NGR: TL1411201641

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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