Dean Incent's House

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Dean Incent's House
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Dean Incent's House, Berkhamsted
General information
Type town house
Architectural style half-timbered house
Address 129 High Street
Town or city Berkhamsted
Country England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°45′35″N 0°33′42″W / 51.759673°N 0.561751°W / 51.759673; -0.561751
Completed c.1500
Inaugurated c. 1400
Client Robert Incent
Technical details
Structural system timber frame

Dean Incent's House, reputed to be the birthplace of John Incent, stands on Berkhamsted High Street and is a two-storey Grade II* listed building.

History[edit]

The house was built sometime in the 16th Century in the half-timbered style typical of the period with plaster infilling. The ground floor and oversailed first floor have leaded casement windows flush with the plaster.

"Blue plaque on Dean Incent's House"

The interior of the house has original exposed timber framing and extensive remains of wall paintings can also be seen; however the house is not normally open to the public. It was listed in 1950 and has undergone some restoration work.[1][2]

Immediately in front of Dean Incent's House stands another listed structure, a cast iron red K6 Post Office telephone kiosk in the 1935 design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The telephone box was listed Grade II in 1988.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "129, Berkhamsted". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "List entry Number: 1356570, 129 High Street, Berkhamsted". The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "K6 Telephone Kiosk Outside Number 129 (1078111)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 April 2015.