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Roe End Farmhouse, Markyate

Description: Roe End Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 157965

OS Grid Reference: TL0474815793
OS Grid Coordinates: 504748, 215793
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8309, -0.4813

Location: Roe End Lane, Markyate, Hertfordshire AL3 8AG

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

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Listing Text

TL 01 NW
(North side)
1/186 Roe End Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Late C16, C17 E crosswing and gabled rear extension, C19
front and rear outshut, 1880 brick rear extension to crosswing and large
E parlour block, C20 glazed porch. Timber frame, red brick casing, plum
brick E block and rear extension to E crosswing. Steep old red tile
roofs, hipped E block. A 2-storeys, 3-unit, lobby-entry plan house
facing S, with large internal chimney next gabled, taller E crosswing
projecting to front, and gabled rear service wing behind chimney. C19
rear outshut, 2-storeys gabled rear extension to crosswing with higher
ceiling heights, and tall 2-storeys E block at higher level on E end. S
font irregular, brick front to older W part has 2 windows on each floor,
3-light flush casements with small panes and cambered arches to ground
floor. Very large square chimney. Glazed single-storey porch to former
lobby entry. Higher gabled crosswing with recessed sash window with 3/3
panes on 1st floor. Porch extends across front. Higher hipped E block in
plum brick has large external projecting chimney in middle of S side
flanked by gabled 1st floor windows with narrow recessed sash windows
with 2/2 panes in raised red brick surrounds. Brick labels to 2 tall
narrow sash windows on ground floor. Large canted bay on E end of this
block with sash window of 3/3 panes on 1st floor. Interior has exposed
framework of rear wall exposed for full height, jowled posts, mortices
for braces to tie-beams, clasped-purlin roof on collar-and-queen-strut
trusses with straight wind-braces. Heavy straight braces in wall.
Squint-butted scarf joint in wallplate. Remains of wall painting on
faces of beams across each end of former middle room on W of chimney,
with cellar under. White foliate design on reddish ground. Axial
chamfered beams with hollow stops. Panelled C18 corner cupboard against
stub of cross partition on W repeated by cut sill-plate and holes for
wattle and daub infill between mortices for studs. Undivided W end room
suggests this was originally the upper-end and that the C17 E crosswing
replaced the original service-bay. Very high room on ground floor of E
block with bedroom over partly in roof. Fireplace with corner blocks and
paterae in office to rear of E crosswing. Dairy in ground floor of C17
rear extension.

Listing NGR: TL0474815793

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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