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Description: Batlers Green House
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 164063
OS Grid Reference: TQ1557798543
OS Grid Coordinates: 515577, 198543
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6738, -0.3299
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TQ 19 NE ALDENHAM BATTLERS GREEN
7/16 Batlers Green House
House. c.1500, altered and extended c.1560. Late C17 addition. Refronted
early C18. Further late C18 and C19 additions and alterations. Timber
frame to core, largely clad in red brick. Pargetting. Tiled roofs. 2 bay
open hall. Part floored over and extended in C16 with parlour and
service cross wing which was rebuilt in C18 to form new front: 2 storeys
and attic. 7 bays with 2 bay late C18 addition to right. Entrance once
central: 6 fielded-panel door with rectangular top light. Moulded
architrave and consoles to hood. Glazing bar sashes: some thick bars,
some thin, some original glass, flush frames, timber sills, flat arched
heads. Plinth. Plat bands, that at cornice with moulded lower course.
Coped parapet. 4 hipped dormers. Ridge taller to right. Right gable end
parapet and external stack. Left return: 2 hall bays to centre. Left bay
has jettied first floor with exposed studding, cambered tie beam and
ogee tension braces. Ovolo moulded timber mullions to 3-light leaded
pane casement. C16 pierced guilloche pattern bargeboard. Ground floor:
brick, oriel with mullion and transom leaded pane casement. Right hall
bay: brick, 4-light casement with a segmental relieving arch, cross
window to first floor. Rebuilt principal stack to left end of hall,
diagonallly set shafts. Service wing projects forward to right. 2 ground
floor sashes. Pargetted first floor and bargeboarded gable with a 2
light casement. 'Laus Deo' on rainwater head at junction with C18 front.
Parlour wing extending to left with pargetted panels, 2 and 4 light
casements, that at eaves nearest hall is original. Decoratively
bargeboarded gable. Further left: late C17 granary, 1 storey and attic,
pargetting, 4-light casements, 1 hipped dormer, hip to left. To rear: 2
storey C18 and C19 brick additions, sashes and casements. Dentilled
eaves. Hipped and gabled roofs. C19 stacks, tilehanging to rear of C19
extension to front. Interior: hall has moulded ceiling beams, arched
braces from jowled posts. Oak panelling. Moulded segmental brick arch
over fireplace. Secondary stair in granary re-using timber braces as
balusters. Exposed timbers on first floor. C18 panelling, stairs and
doors. (RCHM 1910: Pevsner 1977: Herts Archaeology, vol.6, 1978, p.78).
Listing NGR: TQ1557798543
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Source: English Heritage
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