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Aston Park Farmhouse, Aston

Description: Aston Park Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159584

OS Grid Reference: TL2745122685
OS Grid Coordinates: 527451, 222685
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8882, -0.1495

Location: 2 Stringers Lane, Aston, Hertfordshire SG2 7EF

Locality: Aston
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG2 7EF

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Listing Text

Aston village
(west side)

12/15 No 2
(Aston Park Farmhouse)



House. C16 E wing, Cl7 hall range, early C19 parallel front
range, W wing c1900. Timber frame roughcast (exposed frame on S
gable of E wing) with ground floor of hall range cased in red
brick. Steep old red tile roof. Yellow brick C19 slated front
range and painted brick W wing set back. A 2-storeys house
facing N with 2-bay E parlour. Crosswing and a later hall range
with narrow chimney-bay at W end possibly always of 2 storeys.
Symmetrical yellow brick 2-storeys front range with central
entrance and 3-windows wide. 2 front gables with cusped
bargeboards and gabled porch with pointed openings, similar
bargeboard and hitch-brick corner buttresses. 2-light casement
windows with brick labels and cast iron frames with pointed heads
to small lights. Wider canted bay windows (renewed) with labels
on ground floor flanking the porch. Exposed timbers inside,
heavier in E wing with jowled posts, square section curved bracesO
to cambered tie beam and collar-beam clasped purlin roof with
wind braces. Heavy flat laid joists over ground floor with
original doorway to parlour from hall. Hall range has angular
jowled posts, slender curved tension brace and heavily framed
floor with chamfered and stopped axial beam, and cross-beam
formerly in front of chimney (removed), which had been added
internally involving the narrowing of the W gable tie-beam.
Squared floor joists exposed. Upper side of old N roofslope
structure exposed inside house.

Listing NGR: TL2745122685

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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