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Almshouses, Potters Bar

Description: Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 164232

OS Grid Reference: TQ2487999617
OS Grid Coordinates: 524879, 199617
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6814, -0.1951

Location: Bentley Heath Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN5 4RE

Locality: Potters Bar
Local Authority: Hertsmere Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: EN5 4RE

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Listing Text



12/180 Nos. 20 to 26 (even)


Row of 4 almshouses. 1864 on central datestone. Built for G. Byng, 2nd
Earl of Strafford. English bond red brick, cement rendered dressings,
slate roof. 1 storey. 6 bays: 2 paired entrances with flanking windows.
Chamfered surrounds and keystone blocks to timber doors with decorative
hinges. Timber gabled porches on brick bases, wavy bargeboards. 2 light
glazing bar casements with quoined jambs and cornices to lintels.
Plinth. Simple rendered cornice to close eaves. Quoins at return ends.
Large central stack and 2 smaller end stacks all with diagonally set
bricks below cornices. Extended to rear. Interior not inspected.
Forecourt wall about 1 m high with pyramidal heads to piers flanking
entrances, semi-circular top course.

Listing NGR: TQ2487999617

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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