British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Manor Farmhouse, Graveley

Description: Manor Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162614

OS Grid Reference: TL2470027954
OS Grid Coordinates: 524700, 227954
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9361, -0.1875

Location: Graveley, Hertfordshire SG4 7BN

Locality: Graveley
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7BN

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Graveley, Hertfordshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

TL 22 NW
4/1 Manor Farmhouse
27.5.68 (formerly listed as Chesfield Manor


Manor house, now a farmhouse. C17, part demolished and remainder
converted to a farmhouse in c.1770s, renovated and rear extensions C19.
W wing timber frame, now with roughcast on 1st floor on N and E, exposed
timbers on W side with brick infill, red brick ground floor casing on S
and SW to match red brick of south wing. Steep old red tile hipped
roofs. A 2-storeys and attics house facing S with a long 2-storeys W
wing joined to its NW corner and linked only by a single-storey lean-to.
The S wing has a 2-rooms, end chimneys, single-room-depth plan with an
older very large projecting rearwall chimney to the W room and a large
rear stair tower adjoining it on E. Entrance now by a gabled C19 low
porch in the NW angle of the stair tower and the S wing. W wing has a
large internal chimney a third from the N end a 3-cells plan later
adapted to service rooms. S front has 2 windows to each floor. 3-lights
casement windows on ground floor, 2-lights on 1st floor, and segmental
arched heads on both floors. Sash windows to E end, stair tower, and C19
extension at rear. Near S end of W side of W wing is a 5-lights original
moulded oak mullioned window on the ground floor. 3 tall diagonal shafts
to rearwall chimney of S wing. Interior of W room of this wing said to
have oak panelling. Stair of dog-leg plan, oak with square newels,
moulded caps, and turned balusters. (RCHM (1911)93: VCH (1912)86:
Pevsner (1977)149: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2470027954

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.