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Bowers House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.817 / 51°49'1"N

Longitude: -0.3564 / 0°21'22"W

OS Eastings: 513390

OS Northings: 214434

OS Grid: TL133144

Mapcode National: GBR H7J.0Q4

Mapcode Global: VHFRV.RLYD

Entry Name: Bowers House

Listing Date: 26 July 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102993

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163587

Location: Harpenden, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Civil Parish: Harpenden

Built-Up Area: Harpenden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Harpenden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 1314 SW HARPENDEN HIGH STREET
(east side)
HARPENDEN

16/53 Bower's House
(Nos 1-4)
26.7.51

II*

Now 3 houses with early and late C18 red brick casing.
Internally it is a large C16 timber frame house, the centre part
possibly a late medieval hall. Plain tile roof. Tripartite
range of 3:5:2 flush sash windows. 2 storeys and attics. Centre
part is in early C18 vitrified brick with gauged red brick heads.
Upper floor windows have rubbed brick aprons with scalloped
soffits. Circa 1800 door with fielded and glazed panels and a
cut bracket hood. S block has similar detail and 1 hipped
dormer; N block is late C18 brick, the upper aprons with chequer
patterning. Large C16 red brick chimney stack between S and
centre parts: 2 square, 1 polygonal and 1 circular shafts, the
last with cut brick spiral pattern. Rear elevation has 2
projecting gable ends, that on S an early C18 stair turret with
late C18 casing. C17 lateral stack to rear centre with 2 joined
shafts. The original house was in two parts either side of the
main stack. Both parts have C16 moulded bearers and the S part
was originally jettied on both sides. 1st floor room to S of
entrance passage has a good C16 stone fireplace surround with
roll-moulded 4-centre arch. Very good open-well staircase with
triplets of plain-shafted balusters to each tread. (RCHM (1910);
RCHM Typescript).


Listing NGR: TL1339014434

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