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Red Cow Farmhouse, Markyate

Description: Red Cow Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157969

OS Grid Reference: TL0523817636
OS Grid Coordinates: 505238, 217636
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8474, -0.4736

Location: B4540, Markyate, Hertfordshire LU6 3QH

Locality: Markyate
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: LU6 3QH

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Listing Text

TL 01 NE
(East side)
2/190 Red Cow Farmhouse


Farmhouse. C17, rear kitchen wing at NW and 2-storeys rear outshut C18,
Single-storey rear lean-to at NE C19. Timber frame with roughcast front
and stucco plinth, red brick in Flemish-bond at rear, tarred brick on E
gable end. Steep old red tile roofs, main range hipped at E. A
2-storeys, 3-units, internal-chimney, lobby entry plan house facing S,
with 2-storeys rear outshut providing passages on each floor, and
2-storeys rear kitchen wing at NW. Large internal chimney a third from W
end, and internal E gable stack. Kitchen wing has large fireplaces at N
gable end. S front assymetrical. 4 windows on each floor with entrance
between middle two. Flush-box sashes with 6/6 panes and segmental heads
to ground floor. 6-panels flush-beaded door in heavy moulded frame with
open triangular hood on shaped brackets. Interior has added passage
serving the original three front rooms, also containing the staircase at
E end presumably replacing a stair to rear of main chimney. On ground
floor main chimney only served a fireplace for the middle room. NE
corner fireplace later provided in W room. Axial chamfered and stopped
beams to E of stack but crossbeam in W room set nearer W wall as if this
bay had been shortened. 2 plank doors and an C18 panelled screen. Farm
buildings attached at N not of special interest.

Listing NGR: TL0523817636

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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