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Brook End Farmhouse, St Ippolyts

Description: Brook End Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162681

OS Grid Reference: TL1966127139
OS Grid Coordinates: 519661, 227139
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9299, -0.2611

Location: Ippollitts, Hertfordshire SG4 7NU

Locality: St Ippolyts
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7NU

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Listing Text

TL 1927
9/69 Brook End Farmhouse
27.5.68 (formerly listed as Brookend Farmhouse)


House. C17 or earlier W wing brick cased in 1712, main range renovated
1729 and largely rebuilt after fire c.1775. Timber frame exposed on W
side of W wing, wing cased in narrow red brick in irregular bond. Main
range in red and blue brick. Steep old red tile roofs hipped generally
but parapeted front gable to W wing. A large 2-storeys irregular house,
set back a little from road facing S. Main range parallel with road has
projecting W wing, large rearwall chimney, and an C18 full height rear
service block linked to W wing by a formerly open arcaded brick passage
recessed into back of house. On S front slightly projecting W wing has 2
plat-bands, moulded coping bricks to raking gable parapet, 2 low, wide
flush box sash windows with 4/4 panes and segmental arches, rendered
square sundial panel, Brittania fire insurance mark, and iron letters
N S as anchorage for internal longitudinal timbers. Main range has 4
windows to 1st floor, plat-band, parapet, 3 windows to ground floor, and
entrance at LH. Flush box sash windows with segmental arches. Sashes
altered in early C19 to 3/3 panes with margin lights. 6-panels,
half-glazed front door in wooden doorcase with tapered fluted pilasters,
full entablature, and dentilled triangular pediment. 3-lights casement
window to 1st floor rear of W wing which has a crow-stepped E side to
gable fossilised in later addition but moulded raking gable parapet to
other slope. Round-arched arcade with fat impost blocks. Inscription
inside said to be 'MNS 1729'. (RCHM (1911)130 no.3: inf Mrs. Rance: inf
the owners).

Listing NGR: TL1966127139

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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