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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: 1175062



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Aston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 31-May-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159563

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

TL 2722 12/14

ASTON Aston village BENINGTON ROAD (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

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National Grid Reference: TL 27540 22722


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