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Latitude: 51.8885 / 51°53'18"N
Longitude: -0.1482 / 0°8'53"W
OS Eastings: 527540
OS Northings: 222722
OS Grid: TL275227
Mapcode National: GBR J84.KCY
Mapcode Global: VHGP1.DS1N
Entry Name: 43 and 45, Benington Road
Listing Date: 31 May 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1175062
English Heritage Legacy ID: 159563
Location: Aston, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Aston
Built-Up Area: Aston
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Aston
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/09/2012
Nos 43 and 45
House, now 2 houses. Mid to late C16, fittings of C17 and early C18, subsequently
divided. Timber frame on painted brick sill, plastered with a steep old red tile
roof. A 2-storeys and attics, 2-cell, central chimney, originally lobby entrance
plan house facing W. 2 wide bays with a narrow central chimney bay. Only S room
heated on upper floor. Symmetrical front now has 2 2-storeys shallow rectangular
bay windows, a small central upper window, and 2 4-panel doors beside the bay
windows. Slated and plastered lean-to on LH (N) end with weatherboarding on gable.
Cruciform central chimney plastered. Interior has axial beams, bolection moulded
fire surround on 1st floor S room and 2 early C18 surrounds on ground floor.
Clasped purlin roof has butt purlins for dormer window over the bays. Straight
wind braces in rear slope. Unheated first floor north chamber has a painted
scheme of the early C17, agreeable with dated examples elsewhere in Hertfordshire
of 1605, 4 painted walls with elaborate Jacobean Strapwork panelling, with stiles,
rails, arabesques and diamonds, colours of yellow, dark red, pale red and black
outline. An upper frieze with partly decipherable sententious or pious texts,
perhaps from a common source book with those at Pirton Grange, Hertfordshire.
Included at Grade II* as a perhaps complete decorative scheme in an otherwise
Listing NGR: TL2754022722
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