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Great Offley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Offley, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9251 / 51°55'30"N

Longitude: -0.3353 / 0°20'7"W

OS Eastings: 514569

OS Northings: 226485

OS Grid: TL145264

Mapcode National: GBR H66.62L

Mapcode Global: VHGNR.4WL2

Entry Name: Great Offley House

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295486

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163117

Location: Offley, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Offley

Built-Up Area: Great Offley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Offley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 1426 (West side)
Great Offley

13/107 Great Offley House

House. Late medieval former open hall house now middle range, floor and
chimney inserted in hall in early C17, rear extension mid/late C17, new
brick E range early/mid C18 with front re-windowed and modernised 1802
(date on rainwater heads). Timber framed middle range and part of W
range cased in red brick, E front of red brick with some blue brick,
tuck pointed. Steep old red tile roofs. A larger rectangular house of 2
storeys, cellars and attics facing E, comprising 3 parallel ranges. E
front 3 windows wide with flat gauged arches to each floor. 3 gabled
dormers on roofslope with 2-lights casement windows. Triple-sash windows
with small panes on both floors, but single sash window with 6/6 panes
over the central entrance. Pilastered doorcase with fluted consoles,
entablature and round headed fanlight to half-glazed double doors in
panelled reveals. Dated rainwater heads. E range has internal gable
chimneys and 2 rooms separated by the entrance and stair hall. Entrance
at rear to middle range on line of original cross-passage. This range is
of 3 structural bays originally with hall bay central and service bay to
S open to the roof, and 2 storeys N parlour bay. Clasped-purlin roof
with smoke-blackened rafters and long curved wind-braces. Stair probably
in NE corner. When internal chimney built blocking cross-passage and
hall floored it became a lobby-entry house and S room became parlour
with fireplace and N room a service room. A low single-storey service
wing was later added at SW. C18 E range addition was first use of brick
walling. Newels to attic stair have 'patera' finials also found at Wards
Farmhouse, Lilley. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1456926485

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