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Farmhouse at Bridgefoot Farm, Walkern

Description: Farmhouse at Bridgefoot Farm

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 159657

OS Grid Reference: TL2918426525
OS Grid Coordinates: 529184, 226525
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9223, -0.1229

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)

1/11 No 10 (farmhouse at
Bridgefoot Farm)
20.10.52 (formerly listed as
Bridgefoot Farmhouse)


House. Mid C15 open hall house with 2 crosswings, hall floored
over and chimney built in late C16, rear wing late Cl7 or early
C18, N crosswing demolished before lean-to wash house built
against N side of rear wing. Timber frame on stucco sill,
roughcast with weatherboarding on ground floor of N end and
remains of pargetting on E front. Steep old red tile roofs. A
2-storeys T-plan house facing E with crosswing at S, large gabled
2 storeys and attic wing projecting to rear, small gabled rear
stair tower in line with the large central chimney built in the
former hall against the remaining original crosswing. E front
has irregular fenestration, door under the jettied and gabled
crosswing at the left, and a plastered and tiled lean-to at the S
end. Flush box sash windows generally, with 8/8 panes. Small 2-
light, ovolo moulded, mullioned window to upper floor closet
beside chimney. Blocked window to chamber over N end partly
opened up and single casement inserted. Tall red brick chimney
rising through front slope of roof with 4 conjoined polygonal
shafts of differing forms. Sash windows to stair and upper floor
of crosswing at rear, but rear wing has a jettied gable top
overhang protecting the 3-light leaded casement attic window. 2-
storeys late Cl7 canted bay window with transomed casements and
gabled roof over. Tall, formerly external, chimney on N side of
rear wing with 2 square diagonal shafts. Clasped-purlin roofs to
hall and crosswing, with cambered and chamfered tie-beam and
cambered collar-beam over the hall, jowled posts including one on
outside of N end for demolished N crosswing, and curved tension
bracing and close studding exposed internally in the N end wall.
Deep moulded wooden lintol to C16 kitchen fireplace. Soffits of
floor beams inserted in hall are carved in relief with a regular
strapwork pattern of rectangles and ovals. Large square panels
with mid-rail in framing of S wing. (RCHM (1911) 225: VCH (1912)
151-2: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2918426525

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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