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Walkern Hall, Walkern

Description: Walkern Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159668

OS Grid Reference: TL3000624922
OS Grid Coordinates: 530006, 224922
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9077, -0.1115

Location: Walkern, Hertfordshire SG2 7JD

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

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Listing Text

TL (south side)

3/1 & 4/1 Walkern Hall



Country house. C18 N wing possibly cl8lO by Geo Smith for J
Gosling. S wing and NE service wing 1827-30 by J Pemberton for J
Izzard a Baldock brewer, interior has work of late C19. Stucco
on brick, lined as ashlar, with Portland stone faced plinth and
suppressed slate roof. Painted stucco features. A substantial,
3 storeys, double-pile house, 5 windows wide, facing W. 2-
storeys wings 2 windows wide only a little lower, with corner
pilasters and same bold frieze and cornice as main block. Greek
doric porch with paired columns and full entablature now glazed.
Large semi-octagonal bay window to ground floor of each wing,
with tall sash windows set in round-headed recesses. Band at
sill level of 1st floor windows continues round bay of each wing.
Recessed sash windows with 6/6 panes, 3/3 to top floor. 3-
storeys, 5 windows rear facade corresponds but windows altered on
left half for later stair. S wing only extends to rear and has
its main facade to S. N end has a single storey projection with
3 round-arched openings of 2 recessed orders: door in centre, and
smaller door with radial fanlight on left and radial glazing to
sash window on right. Long 2-storeys service wing in grey brick
with gauged flat arches and unusual 3-light horizontally sliding
windows. Hipped slate roof with plastered eaves soffit. Set in
ornamental grounds with a ha-ha to the W, in the medieval hunting
park of Walkern manor. Known as Clay Hall before C20. (Pevsner
(1977) 373: RCHM Typescript: G Curtis A Chronicle of Small Beer

Listing NGR: TL3000624922

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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