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Burstone Manor House, St Stephen

Description: Burstone Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 163873

OS Grid Reference: TL1353403713
OS Grid Coordinates: 513534, 203713
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7207, -0.3578

Location: N Orbital Road, St Stephen, Hertfordshire AL2 2LJ

Locality: St Stephen
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL2 2LJ

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Listing Text

(south side)

12/329 Burston Manor House



Manor house, now house. C12, probably 1st half. Altered and
extended in C15 and mid C17. Recased early-mid C19. Timber-
frame. White-painted weatherboarding. Plain tile roof. The
front has a projecting gable end on left. To right is a cross
passage and 2 bays of a former aisled hall, datable by a
scalloped capital embedded in a 1st floor partition wall. The
aisles have been removed, probably when the hall was floored over
in the C16-17. The front aisle probably came flush with the
left gable end, inside which the original C15 wall is preserved.
2 storeys. 5 sash windows. C20 door in a C19 moulded frame with
shaped brackets and flat hood. To right of door is a shallow
canted sash bay with 5 sashes. Rear elevation has C16 red brick
casing to the hall section. C15-16 4-centred arch door on right:
chamfered spandrels, 3 vertical panels. On left end at rear is a
mid C17 gabled projection with floor band and an attached chimney
stack. Single ground and 1st floor windows with plain brick
frames. Centre part of elevation with 2 recessed sash windows.
Interior of house has good C15 screens passage behind door. 2 4-
centred doors opening from service end. Front room of this end
shows holes from a 2-light C15-16 diamond mullioned window. Two
trusses from the aisled hall are exposed on the upper floor, both
with long passing braces. The upper wall of the landings shows
geometrical relief plasterwork from mid C17.

Listing NGR: TL1353403713

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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