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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1102724



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ashwell

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Nov-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 162197

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TL 2639 ASHWELL SWAN STREET (South side) Ashwell 8/66 Town House 9.6.52 (Ashwell Museum)


House, now museum. Built c.1500, extended at rear early-mid C19. Restored C20. Exposed timber frame with plaster infill. Plain tile gable end roof. 2 storeys, the upper floor jettied on bull-nose joists and curved brackets. Close-set wide studs. Door on right with 4-centre head. Left of this a pair of casements with renewed arches and mullions. Upper floor has 2 4-light casements with hollow-carved mullions and square leading. E elevation with 1 similar window on ground and first floor. To left of these is a wide C18-19 external chimney stack. Rear section is plastered brick. 3-light Yorkshire casement to upper floor, S side. On W side are single 2-light Yorkshire casements at rear; 2 ground floor mullioned windows at front. Internally the museum shows a crown post roof. Open fireplace. (Scheduled Ancient Monument). (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2668739681

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National Grid Reference: TL 26687 39681


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