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Duck Hall Farm, Bovingdon

Description: Duck Hall Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 157563

OS Grid Reference: TL0120504043
OS Grid Coordinates: 501205, 204043
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7260, -0.5361

Location: Newhouse Road, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire HP3 0EJ

Locality: Bovingdon
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HP3 0EJ

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Listing Text

TL 00 SW (North side)

6/36 Duck Hall Farm


Farmhouse, now a private house. Late C15 former open hall house, N wing
early C19, mid C19 brick casing and tilehanging. Timber frame on brick
sill. Upper floor of red tilehanging with scalloped tiled bands. Steep
old red tile roofs. A 1½ storeys, 3-cells and cross-passage house facing
S with 2 unequal gables facing road on W. Matching C19 parallel rear
extension on NW with catslide rear outshut at NE of main range.Irregular
S front has a gabled dormer window rising through the eaves in the middle
bay with similar 3-light casement windows to that to hall below. Door on
RH up 3 steps leads into cross-passage. Small 2-light Yorkshire sliding
casement to right of door. Large side-chimney to parlour rises through
lower part of roofslope on left. W front has rendered ground floor below,
decorative tilehanging, 2 windows to each floor and door in middle.
3-light casement windows and 4-panel, half glazed door under a lean-to
bracketed tiled hood. Interior has cross-passage taken out of E service
bay with original upper floor structure (lower than rest) and access by
steep ladder in SE corner to room over. The other 2 bays had floors
inserted in the C16 on chamfered axial beams, the middle bay provided
with a large rear wall fireplace and chimney with winding stair beside
it on W. The front wall chimney to the W bay has 2 flues for the parlour
and chamber over it. This plan may be a C16 adaptation of a former
2-bay open hall with storeyed service end, common in this area. Curved
braces to heavy cambered tie-beams. Clasped-purlin roofs with collars
and queen-struts. Wattle and daub partition panels. Ledged plank doors
on iron hooks and bands. Early C19 N extension gave 2 more heated rooms
and new stair. (Roberts(1975)No.36: Pevsner (1977)107).

Listing NGR: TL0120504043

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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