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Farmhouse at Cromer Farm, Ardeley

Description: Farmhouse at Cromer Farm

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 159515

OS Grid Reference: TL2970228225
OS Grid Coordinates: 529702, 228225
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9374, -0.1147

Location: B1037, Ardeley, Hertfordshire SG2 7QA

Locality: Ardeley
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG2 7QA

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Listing Text

(east side)

6/10 Farmhouse at
Cromer Farm

19.10.51 (formerly listed
as Cromer Farmhouse)


House. Circa 1500 open hall house with 2 jettied cross-wings,
central chimney and floor over hall inserted in late C16 or early
Cl7, S wing enlarged to E in C17, NE wing C20. Timber frame
roughcast but framing exposed outside on front of ground floor
of crosswings, and upper floor of S wing. Steep old red tile
roofs. An H-plan house of 2 storeys facing W. One and a half
storeys hall range in middle has a galbed dormer at the eaves
and a large central chimney near the S end backing onto the cross-
passage. Jettied upper floors of crosswings carried on bull-
nose joists and knee braces. Tension braces to upper floor
of S wing. 3-windows to each floor. Flush leaded C18 lattice
casements. Single hexagonal shaft to central chimney. Later
external chimney on N side of N (parlour) wing with diagonal
square shafts (rebuilt). Timbers exposed inside, with close
studding curved tension braces, heavy square-section joists,
moulded axial beam and chamfered and stopped joists in the hall,
4-centred arched rear doorway, former exterior framing of house
exposed in extension, traces of large hall window and shutter
recesses, hollow chamfered posts and braces of central hall truss,
and smoke-blackened clasped-purlin roof (constructed without
end trusses). At S, service wing axially divided. Crow-stepped
decoration to upper part of hall chimney stack. (RCHM (1911)
38: VCH (1912) 194: Pevsner (1977) 72: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2970228225

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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