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Sawtrees Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Thundridge, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8431 / 51°50'35"N

Longitude: 0.0124 / 0°0'44"E

OS Eastings: 538730

OS Northings: 217973

OS Grid: TL387179

Mapcode National: GBR KB8.HYP

Mapcode Global: VHHLS.5XFY

Entry Name: Sawtrees Manor

Listing Date: 24 January 1967

Last Amended: 30 September 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204250

English Heritage Legacy ID: 356011

Location: Thundridge, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Thundridge

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

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Listing Text

TL 31NE THUNDRIDGE COLD CHRISTMAS LANE
(north side)
2/18 Sawtrees Manor
(Formerly listed as
24.1.67 Sawtrees Farm House under General)

GV II*

House. C15 or earlier, greatly extended in mid C16, C17 parlour
wing added on S. Capital messuage of manor of Sawtrees recorded
in C15 (VCH (1912) 379. Timber frame plastered with steep old
red tile roofs. Red brick sill walls and chimneys. 3 main
periods: Oldest at W end a small former open hall now of 2 bays
with floor inserted. W end hipped with a gablet. Single-framed
collar rafter roof heavily smoke blackened. Diamond mullioned
window on N contemporary with inserted floor (?C17). Former E
bay of hall removed when a wider very long jettied range was
added in mid C16 extending to E and facing S. W room of this
probably a new hall, pantry and buttery off passage in next bay
to E, and then a 2-bays parlour with decorative crown-post roof
to long chamber over. External lateral chimneys on N side near
each end of range. Final period when a 2-storeys cellar and
attic, 3-bays, C17 range was built out at right angles to the
jettied front, with a winding stair and new entrance in the bay
next to the older range. This has a lateral chimney on the W
next to the door, now blocked. At the same period a well
finished floor was inserted in the old C15 hall, and a central
brick chimney was built off the floorbeams of the upper floor of
the C16 range. The resulting T-plan house has roughcast walls,
3-light casement windows to upper floor, flush box sash windows
to ground floor, with 6/6 panes in the long range but 2/2 in the
C17 gabled front wing. Boarded door with small-paned window
above doorway. Hollow-chamfered curved brackets to the jetty.
Interior has signs of added diamond-mullioned 3-light windows to
upper floor of C15 hall, elaborate moulded axial beams over
ground floor rooms of C16 range which also has a collar-rafter
single-framed roof over its W bay but a collar-purlin and crown-
post roof with braces to the rest, and 4-centred brick fireplace
to chamber over pantry. C17 wing has fine small panelled
wainscotting with channelled frieze, mitred mouldings and cornice
to upper room, and 3-light hollow chamfered mullioned blocked
window of the jettied range exposed in the staircase to the
attic. A little altered late medieval manor house of great
interest. An important landscape feature. (RCHM Typescript).


Listing NGR: TL3873017973

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