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The House of Orange, Widford

Description: The House of Orange

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 160019

OS Grid Reference: TL4201815793
OS Grid Coordinates: 542018, 215793
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8227, 0.0592

Location: Hunsdon Road, Widford, Hertfordshire SG12 8SG

Locality: Widford
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG12 8SG

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Listing Text

(east side)
Widford village

6/11 The House of Orange
(formerly White House
- Farmhouse)


House. C16 or earlier. Timberframed plastered house with steep
old red tile gabled roof. a 3-unit lobby entrance house with a
massive central chimney one third from N end and extending to
rear wall. S gable end rebuilt in brick incorporating an
internal gable chimney. 2 storeys, cellar and attic house facing
W. Large 2 storeys C19 brick rear wing at NE with recessed sash
windows. Front has 3 windows to each floor and door in line
with chimney. Modern panelled pargetting of basketwork or
roughened panels with applied rose motifs. 4-panel modern door
in broad wooden surround with moulded edge and flat moulded hood.
C19 2-light casement windows almost flush with horizontal glazing
bars and dripboards on small brackets. Cross beams and axial
beams carry the upper floor. Prominent C17 brick T-shaped
chimney above roof. Possibly the house called 'Veylys' in C16.
Former name was from an Elizabethan Henry Whyte (HLHS (1979) 30).
An historic timberframed house. Part of a group in this part of
the village Conservation Area.

Listing NGR: TL4201815793

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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