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The Old Swan

A Grade II Listed Building in Hormead, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9458 / 51°56'45"N

Longitude: 0.0211 / 0°1'16"E

OS Eastings: 539011

OS Northings: 229412

OS Grid: TL390294

Mapcode National: GBR LB8.S7J

Mapcode Global: VHHLD.BC05

Entry Name: The Old Swan

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Last Amended: 13 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101816

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160296

Location: Hormead, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hormead

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hormead with Wyddial

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 3929 HORMEAD HARE STREET
(West side)

12/75 The Old Swan
22.2.67 (formerly listed as
Old Swan Cottage

GV II

House. Early C16 open hall house with 2 crosswings, hall floored over
and chimney inserted in late C16, as Inn c.1600-1909. Timber frame on
black stucco sill, plastered with weatherboarded Ground Floor at N end.
Steep old red tile roofs. Attached single storey outhouses at rear NW
timber framed, weatherboarded with steep tiled roofs. A large 2-storeys
and cellar H-plan medieval house facing E. The frontage has jettied
upper floors with gables to each crosswing and a gabled dormer to the
hall range between 3-light flush casement windows to gables and 2-light
to dormer. 3 small early C19 canted oriel windows to Ground Floor.
4-panel doors beside S wing and at N corner of N wing the latter next a
C19 shop window. Original cross passage in N wing but plan reversed when
chimney built in lower bay of hall. Early C18 parlour fireplace blocked
passage left behind old chimney and staircase behind serving cellar and
upper floors required a rear lean-to passage for communication between
ends of house. Hall of 2 equal bays with one almost flat tie-beam to the
open truss with remains of small curved braces. Clasped purlin roof.
Moulded lintol to late C16 open fireplace in hall. (RCHM (1911)103
no.9: VCH (1914)69: RCHM Typescript: Jackson (1983)18).


Listing NGR: TL3901129412

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