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Basing House

A Grade II Listed Building in Rickmansworth Town, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6393 / 51°38'21"N

Longitude: -0.4685 / 0°28'6"W

OS Eastings: 506079

OS Northings: 194497

OS Grid: TQ060944

Mapcode National: GBR 1S.6LG

Mapcode Global: VHFSR.T2P4

Entry Name: Basing House

Listing Date: 26 July 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1100850

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158815

Location: Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, WD3

County: Hertfordshire

District: Three Rivers

Town: Three Rivers

Electoral Ward/Division: Rickmansworth Town

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Rickmansworth

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Rickmansworth

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TQ 0694 SW/TQ 09 SE
9/172 and 13/172
26.7.51

RICKMANSWORTH
HIGH STREET
(North side)
Rickmansworth

No. 46
(Basing House)

II

Large house, now Council offices. C17 to rear, c.1740 front range.
Remodelled c.1850-60, extended c.1885 and early C20. Timber frame to
rear, rendered. Extended in red brick. Tiled roof, slate roofed
additions. 2 parallel 5 bay ranges. 2 storeys and attics. Steps up to
central entrance: 6 panelled C18 door, panelled reveals, pedimented
doorcase with fluted Doric pilasters, traceried semi-circular fanlight.
Flanking and first floor C19 sashes with flat arched heads, blind boxes.
Plinth, plat band. Moulded brick cornice. Stone coped parapet returned
at original gable ends with stacks with oversailing caps. Set back
slightly at each end is a single bay late C19 extension in slightly
darker brick but following the C18 model precisely. To rear: C17 range
has some exposed framing with brick nogging. External end stacks with
offsets. C20 windows. Left return: sashes to 2 storey early C20 block,
now Council Chamber. Garden elevation: 2 ground floor French windows
with margin lights, diamond leaded panes, segmental relieving arches. 4
bay ornate cast-iron verandah. 3 first floor sashes. End stacks. 2 span
slate roofs. Right return steps down to lower rear block with hipped
slate roof. 1 storey outshut to rear right and further additions not of
special interest. Interior: jowled posts, windbraces in C17 roof. C19
staircase. Plaster ceiling in Council Chamber. From 1672-7 Basing House
was William Penn's home in Rickmansworth. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TQ0607994497

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