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Urquhart House

A Grade II Listed Building in Buntingford, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9484 / 51°56'54"N

Longitude: -0.0203 / 0°1'13"W

OS Eastings: 536158

OS Northings: 229621

OS Grid: TL361296

Mapcode National: GBR K8W.TYV

Mapcode Global: VHGNX.L9M5

Entry Name: Urquhart House

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101315

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159796

Location: Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Buntingford

Built-Up Area: Buntingford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Layston with Buntingford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 3629 BUNTINGFORD HIGH STREET
(west side)

7/56 No 71 (Urquhart House)

19.10.51

GV II


House. C17 rear wing and single storey kitchen at NW, C18 front
range, early C19 N end single-storey addition. Rear parts timber
framed on stucco sills, roughcast with old red tile roofs. Main
range red brick with chequer pattern of blue headers in front
wall. A fine, 2-storeys, double-pile, central entrance, end
chimneys plan house facing E, with 2 storeys NW wing and single-
storey kitchen. The front has a parapet, bold moulded
modillioned cornice, 5 upper windows with flat gauged arches,
floor band, central door up 4 steps flanked by 2 windows to each
side, and chamfered plinth. The original flush box sash windows
have been replaced by early C19 recessed sash windows with margin
lights, stone sills, and plastered reveals. 6-panel raised and
fielded door with radial fanlights in fine Roman Doric doorcase
with fluted pilasters, triglyph frieze and triangular pediment.
Brick copings to gable parapets to 2 parallel roofs, with moulded
kneeler corbel at rear. Round-headed stair window at rear.
Single-storey N extension with matching margin-light sash window
and door. Flush box sash window with 8/8 panes to rear wing.
Interior has diagonally paved stone floor to entrance hall, cut
string stair with moulded dado and handrail but Chippendale
Chinese balustrade. 6-panel ovolo moulded doors. Plaster
cornices and dado panelling in main Ground floor rooms. Clasped
purlin roof exposed in kitchen with large chimney in English-
bond.


Listing NGR: TL3615829621

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