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Adams Farm House, Widford

Description: Adams Farm House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 March 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 160022

OS Grid Reference: TL4198515702
OS Grid Coordinates: 541985, 215702
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8219, 0.0587

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

5/13 Adam's Farm house



House. Late C16 incorporating at the S end the service end of an
earlier jettied house at right angles to the road, parallel rear
range C17; extended, plastered and given small paned Gothick
casements in early C19, renewed with modern pargetting c1980.
Timberframed, plastered with gabled red tiled roofs. Front wall
faced in early C19 brick plastered and single storey C19
extension in SW angle has a hipped roof. A 2 storeys, 3 windows
house facing W with modern panelled pargetting and central door.
Upper windows wooden casements with Gothick tracery in the heads
and small panes. 2 5-sided bow windows with similar casements
linked by a lean-to tiled roof continuous over the modern plank
door with carved consoles as brackets, large internal gable
chimney axial at S and external gable chimney with tiled offset
at N. Interior evidence that this front was formerly jettied.
Parallel 2 storeys rear wing has large central chimney with 4
flues in line across the ridge. Interior has exposed structural
timbers, close studding with tension braces in front range,
jowled posts and curved braces to tie beams. Rebated doorpost
and door head survives in S part from buttery and pantry twin
doors of older side-jettied house the front wall and the front
half of one bay of which survives. Probably the first house of
the Adam family which leased the farm called Widfordbury in 1548
(HLHS (1979) 300. A most interesting timberframed house with
exposed structure of several periods. Part of a picturesque farm
group in this part of the village Conservation Area.

Listing NGR: TL4198515702

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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