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Bluegates Farmhouse, Ashwell

Description: Bluegates Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 162134

OS Grid Reference: TL2561440588
OS Grid Coordinates: 525614, 240588
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0495, -0.1696

Location: Common Lane, Ashwell, Hertfordshire SG7 5JE

Locality: Ashwell
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG7 5JE

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Listing Text

In the entry for
2/3 (south west side)
Ashwell end


the item shall be amended to read




(South west side)
Ashwell End

2/3 Bluegates
9.6.52 Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Mid C16, extended at rear in early C17. C20 front extension.
Timber frame. C20 pargetted plaster. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys. Main
range is 3 bays with a gabled cross wing at left end. Right 2 bays built
as 2 storeys. 4 leaded casements, all original C18, but upper floor of
cross wing has small early C17 ovolo-mullioned casement. The 2 right
bays have 2 sets of 3 light casements divided by principal post in
middle, the ground floor windows with roll-moulded frames. Large mid-C16
ridge stack with 4 square shafts. C20 door in 4-centred frame. Rear
elevation has an early C17 gabled stair turret with 3-light casement.
Rear of cross wing has small mullioned C18 casements, the one on right
ground floor in shallow projecting bay. Left rear has 2 bay wing, the
rear bay an early C17 addition. C18 casement of 2 and 3 lights. Large
stack between bays. Interior of cross wing has a good C16 fireplace with
moulded clunch jambs and oak lintel. Exceptionally well preserved C16-17
farmhouse. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2561440588

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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