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8, 8a, 8c, 8b, 10 and 10a, Pickford Road, Markyate

Description: 8, 8a, 8c, 8b, 10 and 10a, Pickford Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157959

OS Grid Reference: TL0613116312
OS Grid Coordinates: 506131, 216312
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8353, -0.4611

Location: Pickford Road, Markyate, Hertfordshire AL3 8RU

Locality: Markyate
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL3 8RU

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Listing Text

TL 0616
(North side)
8/180 Nos. 8, 8A, 8C,
26.1.67 8B, 10, 10A
(formerly listed as
No. 4 Home Farmhouse)


2 Houses, now 6 properties. Late C17 or earlier, early C18 brick casing,
mid C18 east house, both much altered internally during subdivision in
1975. Said to be timber framed, exterior in dark red brick with random
grey headers and light red brick dressings. Similar in east house but
walling bricks a lighter red. Steep old red tile roofs, with hipped W
end carried down over end-outshut. A long 2-storeys range fronting
pavement facing S, with older part a symmetrical 4-windows long front
with blank recess over centre door, and end chimneys. Light red brick
used for ovolo bedmould to corbelled eaves band, for corner and jamb
dressings, the chamfered plinth, plat-band, and alternately with black
headers in segmental arches to the ground floor windows. Flush-box sash
windows with 6/6 panes. Pedimented wooden doorcase with fluted pilasters
(renewed). Ground floor of W outshut set back has English-bond below a
plat-band, matching sash window, and large round-headed window lighting
the roofspace. 2-storeys, 2 windows wide east part at a slight angle to
the older house is a careful copy with the age difference betrayed by a
rather sandier-red brick. It has 2 windows on each floor and matching
(renewed) doorcase next the east corner of the older part. 2 modern
dormer windows. The block has 2 2-storeys gabled rear wings carried down
to E and W as outshuts. Roof of older part has staggered butt-purlins
and straight inclined braces to lower angles of trusses. Older part said
to have an early C19 staircase. Formerly a farmhouse called Mayfield,
later Jordan's Farm, the house was the house of Thomas Pickford, founder
of the well-known firm of carriers who died in 1811 and whose tomb
stands in Flamstead churchyard (q.v.). Photos in NMR show timber framing
exposed in rear wings during alterations c.1975. (VCH (1908)187).

Listing NGR: TL0613116312

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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