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Copthall, Chipperfield

Description: Copthall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157610

OS Grid Reference: TL0437901689
OS Grid Coordinates: 504379, 201689
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7042, -0.4909

Location: The Street, Chipperfield, Hertfordshire WD4 9BH

Locality: Chipperfield
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD4 9BH

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Listing Text

TL (East side)

12/83 Copthall


House. C16, W end late C17, divided in C18, SE wing c.1913 in place of a
large bakehouse. Timber frame with narrow red brick infill, ground floor
cased or rebuilt in red brick, plastered on S. Steep old red tile roofs.
Roughcast SE wing. A long L-shaped 2-storeys house facing N with W gable
on roadside and entrance door into 1½ storeys SE wing with 2 gabled
dormers, 3-light casement window and Tudor-arched battened door on LH. E
bay a parlour formerly jettied to N. 1½ bays W part has thinner timbers,
unjowled posts, straight braces, 1½ storeys, large external S-side
chimney with tiled offsets, brick gable to road with purlin ends and
tile-creasing over tie-beam, 2-light casement upper window and 2-light
and 4-light casements to ground floor. This wing probably replaces an
earlier service wing and adjoining cross-passage. S front has
wide-spaced studs and storey-height panels. Straight braces in walls at
corners. 2-light casement to 1st floor: double flush sash window to
ground floor. N side has exposed frame with convex curved corner brace
and wide-spaced studs. C18 2-light flush leaded casement to 1st floor
central room. Sun fire insurance plaque no. 364473. Interior has axial
floor beams, and remains of Jacobean carved panelling with guilloche
band. Queen-struts and collar trusses in clasped-purlin roof formerly
cross-roofed at parlour bay. Long splayed scarf joint in purlin, and old
flat rafters. Added bay at E, beyond parlour.

Listing NGR: TL0437901689

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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