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Wych Elm Cottage, Walkern

Description: Wych Elm Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159656

OS Grid Reference: TL2912926574
OS Grid Coordinates: 529129, 226574
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9227, -0.1236

Location: Church End, Walkern, Hertfordshire SG2 7PB

Locality: Walkern
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG2 7PB

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Listing Text

(south side)

1/10 No 6
(Wych Elm Cottage)



Small house. C15 or early C16, E bay early C17. Timber frame on
tarred brick sill, roughcast with panelled pargetting. Steep
half-hipped thatch roof carried down over weatherboarded lean-to
at E end. A one and a half storeys, 3-bay former small open hall
house with storeyed bay at W end and inserted gable chimney at E.
Deeper single-storey C17 one-bay E extension still open to roof.
Later weatherboarded lean-to on E. Faces N with lobby entrance
by chimney and a single 3-light lattice window. Cast-iron 3-
light lattice to E end. Interior shows close-studding, jowled
posts in both C15 and Cl7 parts. Collar-rafter roof with purlins
added in W end. Deep arched braces to cambered tie beam at
middle of hall. Old axial floor joists in W bay. Straight
tension bracing in Cl7 E bay. Weatherboarding originally
external at W now within lean-to. Notable for the unusual
survival of this small late medieval house.

Listing NGR: TL2912926574

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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