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Farmhouse at Chapel Farm Including Former Congregational Chapel, Ardeley

Description: Farmhouse at Chapel Farm Including Former Congregational Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159538

OS Grid Reference: TL3256325473
OS Grid Coordinates: 532563, 225473
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9120, -0.0742

Location: Ardeley, Hertfordshire SG2 7AZ

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

10/3 Farmhouse at Chapel Farm
including former
- Congregational Chapel


House, and former Chapel, now one property. House late C16.
Timber frame with close-studding exposed on front and rear.
Steep old red tile roof. A 2-storeys, 5-bay, 3-cell plan house
facing S with a continuous front jetty and central chimney
backing onto cross passage a third from the W end. C17 red brick
chimney of conjoined square shafts. Winding stair to N of
chimney (renewed). Hall in middle with axial beam moulded with
double cyma. Unheated parlour at E end with exposed framing in
walls and upper floor structure. Joists rest on a rail in the
rear (N) wall are not jointed to wall. Service room at W end
formerly had a screen separating it from the cross-passage. S
entrance by moulded 4-centred arched doorway with carved
spandrels. 3 windows front with moulded and carved bressumer,
small 2-light flush casement windows on upper floor and larger
ones on ground floor. Plank door with decorative hinges.
Moulded doorway with segmental arched head into hall. Very heavy
exposed floor joists. A little altered C16 jettied house of
great interest. Former Congregational Chapel at E end of house,
erected 1820 as a preaching station for Wymondley Academy
(datestone on W wall: VCH (1912) 198) and rebuilt 1862 (datestone
on E front). Red brick with slate roofs. Grey brick used for
pilasters and polychrome arch and raking cornices on E front,
side lean-to porches. Triple round-headed stone window. Pointed
moulded stone doorways. Main axis of chapel N-S with entrance
gabled frontispiece on roadside on E. Became part of house in
1970's. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3256325473

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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