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Farmhouse at Manor Farm, Ardeley

Description: Farmhouse at Manor Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159524

OS Grid Reference: TL2932828714
OS Grid Coordinates: 529328, 228714
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9419, -0.1199

Location: Ardeley, Hertfordshire SG2 7PX

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

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Listing Text

(east side)

6/1 Farmhouse at
Manor Farm


House. C16 S wing, hall rebuilt in C17, early C19 lean-to
kitchen at SE, front faced in red brick and rear lean-to built
c1917. Timber frame roughcast, S flank on ground floor renewed
in yellow stock brick and brick-and-flint kitchen added in early
C19. Red brick facing at front (but not gable triangle of
crosswing) and N end, and rear lean-to. Steep old red tile
roofs, carried down as catslide over rear brick lean-to. A 2-
storeys L-shaped house facing W. A hall and crosswing plan with
stair now rising inside the rear of the 2-bay crosswing. The
hall has a single large bay with a narrow chimney bay at the N
end. The chamfered axial beam lacks stops against the chimney
which may have replaced a shallower timber-framed smoke-hood.
The large fireplace is offset to the front possibly for an
earlier staircase beside the stack. The fireplace and flue, for
the chamber over the hall is a later addition probably C18. The
front door enters the hall next to the wing which has a lower
floor level. The crosswing is of 2 bays with 2 rooms on the 1st
floor divided by an original partition. Axial beams and a cased
crossbeam in the ground floor suggest 2 original rooms also,
probably a parlour in front (W) and a dairy behind. The rear
half now has an early C19 fireplace and projecting S side
chimney. W front 2 windows wide with plastered gable on right
and door in middle. 2-light small casement windows. Canted
hipped small bay windows to ground floor flanking a gabled open
timber porch to the 4-panel flush beaded door. White painted
simple iron railings on dwarf wall along front. Exposed framing
inside. S wing has curved tension braces in walls and partition,
jowled posts, edge-halved bladed scarf joint with bridled butts,
blocked 2-light window in S wall and wider window position in
front wall both with recesses for sliding shutters, and a side
purlin roof with wind bracing. The upper room in the hall range
has jowled posts and curved braces to the tie-beam in front of
the chimney, a side-purlin roof, and a blocked 4-light window in
the rear wall said to have original leaded glazing but no
arrangement for shutter. Old plank doors with iron fittings.
Steps up from wing to room over hall.

Listing NGR: TL2932828714

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Source: English Heritage

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