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Farm Cottage, Anstey

Description: Farm Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 160234

OS Grid Reference: TL4099933162
OS Grid Coordinates: 540999, 233162
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9790, 0.0516

Location: Anstey, Hertfordshire SG9 0BL

Locality: Anstey
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 0BL

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Listing Text

(North side)

2/11 & 6/11 Farm Cottage


House. C16 open hall house, inserted floor and chimney late C16,
renovated and rear bakehouse C18. Timberframe on stuccoed sill roughcast
with dark weatherboarding at front and E end. Steep old red tile roof.
Corrugated sheet roof to weatherboarded bakehouse. A small, 2 storeys
and loft, 2 windows wide house facing S with internal chimney backing
onto cross-passage, and single-storey rear bakehouse at NW. The house
represents the hall, cross-passage, and storeyed service end of a late
medieval house, presumably extending further W. The inserted hall
fireplace, backing onto the cross-passage has elaborate late C16 moulded
lintol and a heavy chamfered cross-beam with hollow stops suggests the
inserted floor at higher level than in E part which has an axial beam
and squared joists at 2 levels, the upper for a loft with external E
access. The front has 2 2-light flush casement windows with small panes
on each floor, a boarded door with lean-to slated hood, and shaped ends
to rafters. Exposed timbers inside with jowled posts and heavy cambered
tie-beams with curved braces in open truss of hall, each member
chamfered. Large brick oven in bakehouse. Stair against rear wall beside
chimney. 2 moulded plank doors with decorative iron strap hinges.
(Bailey (1980)20).

Listing NGR: TL4099933162

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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