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Church Farmhouse and Stables, Great Gaddesden

Description: Church Farmhouse and Stables

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157895

OS Grid Reference: TL0282611182
OS Grid Coordinates: 502826, 211182
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7899, -0.5105

Location: Piper's Hill, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire HP1 3BY

Locality: Great Gaddesden
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HP1 3BY

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW
(North side)
3/116 Church Farmhouse
26.1.67 ard Stables


Farmhouse and attached stables. C15/C16 open hall house, C16 N part, C18
brick scullery and stable at NE, renovated and brick casing to front and
shortened S end in mid C19 for Ashridge Estate. Timber frame, roughcast
at rear, dark weatherboarding to N gable, C18 red brick to stable range,
darker C19 red brick casing to house. Steep old red tile roofs. A tall
2-storeys, cellar and attic house facing E with lower 2 storeys stable
range running E from its N end. 5 windows long house with transomed
casement windows with cambered arches, gabled porch to 6-panel
flush-beaded door in S part. Canted bay window on S end. 5-windows long
stable range faces S and has square small recesses to the upper floor
(hay loft). Older S part of house consists of 2½ bays of structure
formerly extending further to S. This is a former open hall with
queen-strut and collar trusses to a smoke-blackened clasped-purlin roof
with curved wind-braces and curved braces supporting the collar from the
queen-struts of each truss. Wattle-and-daub infill remains in closed
truss. Abutting on the N is a 2-bays rather later structure with
clasped-purlin roof, curved wind-braces and flat rafters. 1st floor
carried in S part on deeply-moulded cross-beams with double cavetto.
Very large central chimney emerges through front slope of roof next to
ridge. Oak Jacobean style stair of mid C19. Double-height scullery at W
end of stable range.

Listing NGR: TL0282811183

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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