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Description: Farmhouse at High Trees Farm (Along Track 200 Metres from Lane)
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 161271
OS Grid Reference: TL3547621945
OS Grid Coordinates: 535476, 221945
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8796, -0.0332
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TL 32 SE GREAT MUNDEN BEGGARMANS LANE
5/36 Farmhouse at
High Trees Farm
4.12.51 (along track 200m from
House. Early C17, possibly remodelling a medieval hall in the
centre, renovated in C19. Timber frame plastered. Ground floor
of front range renewed in masonry plastered. Steep old red tile
hipped roofs. An L-plan house facing W. The higher front range
has a central jettied hall and 2 storeys wings at each end.
Parlour wing at N projects at rear and has a winding stair in the
angle. Service wing at S has a lower 2-storeys central chimney
range extending to rear (E) of it. Cross passage at lower end of
hall entered by present front door. Large lateral rear wall
chimney to hall with 2 flues and rear chimneys to crosswings. W
front has 4 windows to 1st floor, one window to ground floor of
each wing and a larger window to hall on left of gabled C20 porch
to entrance door. C20 casement windows. Hall chimney has 2
conjoined diagonal flues. Interior has chamfered and stopped
cross and axial beams in hall and a remarkable ovolo-moulded
timber screen with 3 panels in height and dentilled cornice over
a plain frieze with fluted brackets. Early C17 overmantle to
fireplace of chamber over hall with fluted pilasters and Doric
frieze, now in a passage flanked by scratch moulded oak
panelling. Clasped-purlin queen-strut roof with slender
windbraces of mid C17 in roof over hall and S wing. Older
clasped-purlin roof over N wing. (RCHM (1911) 104-5: VCH (1912)
124: RCHM Typescript).
Listing NGR: TL3547621945
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Source: English Heritage
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