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4 and 5, Clay End, Walkern

Description: 4 and 5, Clay End

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159674

OS Grid Reference: TL3046924988
OS Grid Coordinates: 530469, 224988
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9082, -0.1048

Location: Walkern, Hertfordshire SG2 7JB

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

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Listing Text

(south side)

4/6 Nos 4, and 5


- II

House, now 2 houses. C16 or earlier open hall house, renovated
as 2 houses in Gothick style in mid C19. Timber frame roughcast
with steep hipped roof with gablets, of old red tiles. 2-
storeys, 4-windows long, facing W, with No 4 on S occupying lower
bay of hall and service end. Wide C19 Tudor arched doorway with
battened door into each half. 3-light cast iron flush lattice
casement windows. Similar windows in half-octagonal bay window
to left of door to No 5, and shallow rectangular hipped bay
window, to No 4. External rear chimney with 2 tall octagonal
shafts, similar pair to central chimney built in upper bay of
hall, and large 3-shaft external chinmney at N end. Visible
parts of chimneys rebuilt in grey brick in mid Cl9. Interior has
heavy jowled posts, very heavy cambered tie-beams, chamfered with
hollow stops, close-studding in rear wall, chamfered joists in
floor inserted in hall, straight tension braces in close studded
partition at lower end of hall, and an edge-halved scarf joint
with bridled butts in hall wallplate. Clasped-purlin roof with
curved wind-braces exposed in upper chambers. Possibly the
rectory house replaced by one in the High Street in 1632 (q.v.).

Listing NGR: TL3046924988

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Source: English Heritage

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