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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: 1347312



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: 27-May-1968

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 162164

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TL 2639 ASHWELL HIGH STREET (South side) Ashwell 8/33 No. 77 27.5.68 (Bear House)


House, formerly farmhouse. Late C15 hall house with cross wings. Altered late C17 and C18 to form continuous range. Restored C19-20. Timber frame. Plastered walls. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys. 4½ bays. 4 windows, the 2 on right C19 sashes, the 2 on left glazing bar casements. To right of door is a 3-light diamond mullioned window of C16. The door itself is in original position at cross passage. Wide C15 pointed arch frame with plain wooden spandrels. To left of door the former service wing has an unusual quatrefoiled wooden ventilator band between floors. Left return wall has a 4-light blocked diamond mullioned window. Internally the hall was 2 bays to right of door; heightened to 2 storeys in late C17 when a lateral stack was inserted at rear. Bay to right, with C19 sashes, is an early C16 cross-wing addition. To right of this a late C17 or C18 half-bay addition. The left ground floor is partitioned into 2 rooms with a pair of ogee-headed doors. Fragmentary remains of an early C17 wall painting. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2663639607

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National Grid Reference: TL 26636 39607


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