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Old Farmhouse at Fir Tree Farm, Ardeley

Description: Old Farmhouse at Fir Tree Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 May 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 159535

OS Grid Reference: TL3207526694
OS Grid Coordinates: 532075, 226694
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9231, -0.0808

Location: Ardeley, Hertfordshire SG2 7AT

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

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Listing Text

(south side)

2/9 Old farmhouse at
Fir Tree Farm
26.5.83 (formerly listed as Fir
Tree Farmhouse)


House. Circa 1600 incorporating C16 2-bay crosswing at W,
altered and fronted in brick c1800. Timber frame roughcast and
part weatherboarded. Red brick front. Steep old red tile roofs.
A 2-storeys T-plan house facing N, with crosswing at W, large
central chimney with cruciform shaft, at junction of wings,
lobby-entry at front and staircase in rear angle. Small
projection for lobby to line with front of wing. Rear lateral
internal chimney and stop-chamfered axial beam in E room suggests
this was the originally unheated parlour. W wing a service wing,
W bay c1800, lean-to dairy extension. Upper floor of W wing has
close-studding exposed and tension bracing. N front has 3
windows to each floor and small upper window beside porch. Heavy
flush 3-light and 4-light wooden casement windows under segmental
arches. Heavy frame to door under similar arch. Triangle of N
gable of crosswing weatherboarded, and its ground floor in early
C17 brickwork possibly representing the underbuilding of a jetty
c1600. Separate open fireplace and oven inserted in crosswing
with addition of W bay. Good pilastered C18 fire surround in
hall and early C18 corner cupboard half glazed with hemicyle top.
C17 moulded plank doors. Stair trap still in use giving access
to upper floor of crosswing. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3207526694

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Source: English Heritage

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