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Southings Farmhouse, Great Gaddesden

Description: Southings Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157855

OS Grid Reference: TL0383413823
OS Grid Coordinates: 503834, 213823
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8134, -0.4951

Location: Clements End Road, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire HP2 6HX

Locality: Great Gaddesden
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HP2 6HX

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW
(West side)
Ballingdon Bottom

3/74 Southings Farmhouse
26.1.67 (formerly listed as Southings Farmhouse,
Gaddesden Row)


Farmhouse. C16 or earlier former open hall house, C17 chimney inserted
in cross-passage and floor in hall, brick cased in C18, altered and
extended on N in C19. Timber frame exposed only on 1st floor on S,
infill panels and casing to house in red brick, sandier on S. Steep old
red tile roofs. An irregular, 2-storeys house, facing S, enclosing the N
side of the farmyard. A large 3-cells hall-house with a single long bay
to the hall, unheated parlour with cellar under on W, very wide
cross-passage in its own structural bay on E, and originally axially
divided service rooms in E end bay beyond. Adapted to lobby-entry plan
by building back-to-back fireplaces in stack occupying only W half of
former cross-passage, and throwing rest into single space with
partitions around former service rooms removed. S front has irregular
fenestration, the upper floor being lit by small casement windows and 3
swept dormers. 4 windows to ground floor. Door now into E part of
cross-passage, with garden door opposite to N. Cross-passage spanned by
2 heavy chamfered beams framed into cross-beams enclosing a central
space occupied by C17 chimney but possibly designed for a late C16
timber framed chimney replaced in C17. Interior has exposed framing with
wide-spaced studs, framing for blocked windows on upper floor of E bay,
curved tension braces in walls, jowled posts, cambered tie-beams,
clasped-purlin roof with long curved wind-braces, and square-butted
scarf joint in wallplate. Floor over hall carried on chamfered axial
beam jointed to chamfered cross-beams with mason-mitred junction of
chamfers. Large hall fireplace has been narrowed. Chamfered lintel and
oven formerly on N flank.

Listing NGR: TL0383413823

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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