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The Laurels, Walkern

Description: The Laurels

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159696

OS Grid Reference: TL2889026291
OS Grid Coordinates: 528890, 226291
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9202, -0.1272

Location: B1037, Walkern, Hertfordshire SG2 7PG

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

7/15 No 80
(The Laurels)


House. Circa 1700, C19 lean-to extension at SW. Red brick with
vitrified headers in chequer patten on front and in chevron
pattern on gables. Original timber frame roughcast rear NW wing
with C19 lattice half timbering applied. Steep pitched old red
tile roofs with rear catslide, gable parapets and moulded wood
cornice to front eaves. A 2-storeys and attics, L-shaped house
facing E. Central entrance, 2-cell, end chimneys plan. Larger
external gable chimney at N with tumbled brick offsets. Internal
gable chimneys at S and at W gable of rear wing. Otherwise
symmetrical E front has openings offset to N to allow room for
internal chimney at S. 2 flat-topped dormers in roof slope.
Platband and projecting plinth. Segmental gauged arches to lower
windows. 2 flush-box sash windows to each floor with small panes
and margin lights. 4 steps to door, half-glazed in moulded
frame. Moulded brackets carry an entablature and swans neck
pediment. Painted quoins round openings and angles. Interior
has 2-panel doors with H hinges.

Listing NGR: TL2889026291

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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