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Oakbeam, Walkern

Description: Oakbeam

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 159687

OS Grid Reference: TL2904826645
OS Grid Coordinates: 529048, 226645
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9234, -0.1248

Location: Beecroft Lane, Walkern, Hertfordshire SG2 7PD

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

1/5 No 36
(formerly listed as
24.11.66 Nos 34, 36 and 38)


Wealden house. C15 or earlier, chimney inserted c1700, S wing
c1800, divided in C19. Timber frame on tarred brick sill,
roughcast with steep old red tile roof carried down as catslide
over rear outshot. Painted brick S wing. A 2-storeys house
facing E. Former open-hall and storeyed end bays, separately
jettied to front, covered by a single pitched roof. Front eaves
carried out beyond front wall of hall, linking the jettied end
bays. Curved braces support wallplate over the gap, and curved
timbers link it to an inner wallplate of the hall forming a cove.
Parlour with solar over at N end (former No 34), cross-passage
within hall with chimney backing onto it. Twin 4-centred arches
into S bay, formerly divided axially for service rooms. S wing
built as a separate small house on single fronted, double pile
plan, now part of No 36. Chimney inserted in C19 at rear NW
corner of N parlour wing when it became a separate cottage with a
small gabled one-storey rear wing. Front has 3 flush casement
window to each floor with small panes. Segmental oriel under
left hand jetty. Recessed sash windows to S wing. Panelled door
up steps into cross-passage. Union firemark central at 1st floor
level. Small upper light cut through cove over middle bedroom
window. Interior has heavy moulded cambered tie-beams with deep
arched braces to open-truss of hall, close studding in walls and
partitions with curved tension bracing, and chamfered floor
beams. Stair at back of hall in line with inserted chimney. A
little altered example of an unusual late medieval house-type.

Listing NGR: TL2904826645

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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