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Farmhouse at Oaks Cross Farm, Aston

Description: Farmhouse at Oaks Cross Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 159569

OS Grid Reference: TL2821320523
OS Grid Coordinates: 528213, 220523
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8686, -0.1392

Location: A602, Aston, Hertfordshire SG14 3RY

Locality: Aston
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG14 3RY

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Listing Text

(north side)

3/25 No 2 (farmhouse at
Oaks Cross Farm)
(formerly listed as
24.11.66 Oakscross Farmhouse) )


House. C16 or earlier rear (N) wing, floor inserted and front
(S) wing heightened in Cl7 reusing smoke-blackened rafters, and
single-storey kitchen added at N end of rear wing, renovated in
C19, small front dormers added c1935. Timber frame, plastered
with panelled pargetting. Steep old red tile roofs. Corrugated
asbestos lean-to roof to dairy in NW angle. A T-plan house of 2
storeys facing S. Rear wing has a 2-bay C16 range with inserted
floor on chamfered axial beam, and tension bracing in its close-
studded N end wall. Single-storey N kitchen of one bay with
internal N gable chimney. S range is a 2-cell, central chimney
plan building with winding stair behind chimney. Floor carried
on 2 cross beams in each half. Deep cupboard may occupy site of
central lobby entry. Now separate entrances into each room from
outside. S front has 2 windows to each floor, 2-light flush
mullioned windows with small paned casements. Small 2-light
casement window in gabled dormer at eaves over each upper window
to increase light in upper rooms. 3-light diamond-mullioned
window head found during alterations on 1st floor near E end.
Large central red brick chimney with 4 diagonal flues set saltire
fashion, with corbelled caps. 4-panel flush-beaded door in
weatherboarded tiled porch near left hand corner. Glazed door in
C18 moulded frame with flat hood on brackets on E gable of front
block. Tiled roofs step down to rear. 2-storeys canted bay
window on W gable. Clasped-purlin roofs. Inclined queen-post
trusses in rear wing with jowled heads to posts. Wide stone C18
fire surround to W room. 2-panel doors on 1st floor.

Listing NGR: TL2821320523

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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