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Street Farmhouse, Aspenden

Description: Street Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 159716

OS Grid Reference: TL3588128240
OS Grid Coordinates: 535881, 228240
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9361, -0.0249

Location: Aspenden Road, Aspenden, Hertfordshire SG9 9PF

Locality: Aspenden
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 9PF

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Listing Text

(north side)

8/7 Street Farmhouse



Farmhouse, now a private house. C16 or earlier W crossing, early
C17 W wing and rear extension to crosswing. Early C19 renovation.
Timber frame on stuccoed sill, plastered with panelled pargetting
of varied patterns. Steep old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys T-
shaped house facing S. The gabled W wing is jettied on the
adjacent S and E sides and is part of an older house probably
extending to the W and destroyed before the present C17 E wing
was built against the face of the E jetty and the N service
extension was added. Large central chimney, cruciform above the
ridge, is at the junction of the E and W wings with the door and
stair beside the chimney. Small tiled lean-to to rear of E wing
and pantiled weatherboarded outbuildings attached to N end of
house. E side C18 external brick chimney to service extension at
N. S front has a wavy C19 bargeboard to the jettied W wing with
high plinth concealing an infilled cellar, 3-light flush casement
window at 1st floor and 4-light C19 shallow rectangular bay
window under the jetty. Dragon-post at SE corner and heavy bull-
nosed joists with curved knee braces along E side (brace also in
present stair lobby). E wing set back with 6-panel flush-beaded
door, top 2 glazed, partly under the jetty, a small 2-light
casement over, and one other window to each floor, 3-light above
and 4-light below. Central chimney rises to rear of ridge. W
side has a side chimney to the S room of the W wing and 3 flush
casement windows to each floor. The interior has chamfered
jowled posts and cranked tie-beam to upper floor of W wing, head
mortices and shutter groove for a 3-light diamond mullioned
window in front of present fireplace of middle room on Ground
floor, an elaborately moulded cut bracket supporting the axial
beam in that room, chamfered and stopped axial beam in the larger
E bay into which the E wing is divided, with a fine carved oak
wall cupboard of c1600 in the SE corner with frieze, fluted
pilasters and strapwork inlay pattern. (RCHM (1911) 41, item 5).

Listing NGR: TL3588128240

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Source: English Heritage

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