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Hill and Coles Farmhouse, Flamstead

Description: Hill and Coles Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 157814

OS Grid Reference: TL0893415563
OS Grid Coordinates: 508934, 215563
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8281, -0.4206

Location: M1, Flamstead, Hertfordshire AL3 8HA

Locality: Flamstead
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL3 8HA

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Listing Text

TL 01 NE
(North side)
2/38 Hill and Coles Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. Early C17 or earlier, false front with parapet and verandah
early C19, alterations early C20. Timber frame roughcast with brick
casing to W gable end and E bay. Steep old red tile roofs. A large
L-shaped low 2-storeys house facing S with long lower rear service wing
at NW. 3-windows S front with 5-bays timber verandah, central half-
glazed flush-beaded door in middle, French doors to LH and tall window
to RH. 4-lights:2-lights:3-lights flush casement windows to 1st floor
now with small-pane steel casements. E bay carried down as
catslide-roofed front outshut. Very large 4-flues chimney on rear wall
at junction with NW wing. The E slope of the rear wing roof has been
flattened and the wallhead raised to insert windows at 1st floor level.
Rear outshut to main range with stair in tower with swept roof in angle
of wings. Large ground floor to E of entrance hall has broad axial beam
with hollow chamfer topped by a large roll-moulding. Drawing Room to W
of entrance has exotic carved Javanese (?) fire surround, and wide flat
cross-beam, chamfered with hollow stops. Jacobean oak arcaded overmantle
re-used with scratch-moulded panelling in partition beside sink in S
room of rear wing. Fluted pilasters between depressed round arches with
cusped soffits, carved spandrels, and fluted impost pilasters. Jowled
posts, clasped-purlin roofs, unjowled mid-bay post by stair.

Listing NGR: TL0893415563

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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