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Bell Bridge House

A Grade II Listed Building in Aspenden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9358 / 51°56'8"N

Longitude: -0.0231 / 0°1'23"W

OS Eastings: 536004

OS Northings: 228214

OS Grid: TL360282

Mapcode National: GBR K92.M02

Mapcode Global: VHGNX.KL5V

Entry Name: Bell Bridge House

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173641

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159719

Location: Aspenden, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Aspenden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Aspenden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

4/4 (south side)
TL 3528
8/4 Bell Bridge House

22. 2.67


House. C15 or early C16 middle part, late C16 central chimney
and parlour extension at E with floor inserted in C17, and C18 E
chimney. W (service) part rebuilt in C18 or C19. Timber frame on
low brick sill, roughcast with weatherboarded apron. Steep old
red tile roof. A 2-storeys, 3-cells, central-chimney, lobby-
entry plan house facing N with C17 rear stair turret, and gabled
front porch (renewed). Irregular fenestration with 4 leaded
flush casements to 1st floor and 3 to ground floor. 2-light
flush Yorkshire sliding casements at rear. External E gable
chimney added in C18 to heat previously unheated parlour.
Parlour has exposed C17 chamfered and stopped narrow joists and
axial beam to ceiling. Hall has a fine elaborately moulded
timber C16 fireplace lintol to open fire, entrance to stair, and
very massive flat axial joists, heavy cross-beam and massive
square posts. Stepped-jowled post and jetty corner bracket
survive in enclosed space by stair (note and drawings by Gordon
Moodey in RCHM files) which with remaining upper-floor walls,
tension bracing, tie-beams, and shutter groove for window on N
side wall of chamber over hall, show that the late C16 chimney
was built against a jettied external end-wall of an older
building. What survives is the E bay of a 2-storeys wing, of at
least 2 bays, of a house the hall and service end of which
extended either in line to the W or at right angles to the S.

Listing NGR: TL3600428214

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