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Ansells End Farmhouse, Kimpton

Description: Ansells End Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 162022

OS Grid Reference: TL1586319014
OS Grid Coordinates: 515863, 219014
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8577, -0.3190

Location: Luton Road, Hitchin SG4 8HD

Locality: Kimpton
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 8HD

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Listing Text


6/75 Ansell's End Farmhouse
29/8/85 ( formerly listed as Smith's


Farmhouse. C15 or early-C16 hall house, the hall floored over in
C16, when a 2 storey cross wing was added at the W end. Cased in
dark red brick circa 1800 and roof given a single pitch. 2
storeys. 3 glazing bar casements, 2 on ground floor with
segmental heads. Central door has 2 flush, 2 fielded and 2
glazed panels. Moulded wood frame. Cut brackets. Moulded and
dentilled brick eaves cornice. Tall C17 chimney stack on front W
end with 2 square shafts. Interior has on right centre a C15 or
C16 smoke bay into which a brick stack has been inserted. Heavy
C16 chamfered floor beams. Roof retains 2 crown posts and some
smoke-blackened rafters. Some C18 partitioning. Rear elevation
shows sable of cross wing and projecting beyond this is a C.16
service bay with C18 red brick and timber frame casing.
Fragmentary early-C17 wall paintings in ground floor of cross

Listing NGR: TL1586319014

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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