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43 and 45, Benington Road

A Grade II* Listed Building in Aston, Hertfordshire

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159563

Location: Aston, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

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

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/09/2012

TL 2722

Aston village
(south side)
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
modern house.

Listing NGR: TL2754022722

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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