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Irongate Farmhouse, Weston

Description: Irongate Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162736

OS Grid Reference: TL2745628682
OS Grid Coordinates: 527456, 228682
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9420, -0.1472

Locality: Weston
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7DR

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Listing Text

TL 22 NE
5/124 Irongate Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Late C16 or early C17, late C17 rear stair and stair tower,
house altered and refronted early C18, windows altered C19. Timber frame
on brick sill, front roughcast with plain margins, N end panelled with
fan pargetting. Steep old red tile roof projecting back and front. Half
hipped rear wing. A 2-storeys and attics house set back a little from
road facing E with rear lean-to and 2-storeys rear wing at NW. A
3-cells, internal-chimney plan house with large chimney a third from S
end, parlour at S, hall in middle, service room to N stair rising in
projection to rear of hall. Kitchen in large rear lean-to. Unusually
elaborate E front has moulded eaves cornice of deep projection with
heavy scrolled brackets to cornice with plain modillions in groups
between. 4 windows to 1st floor, flush box sashes with 6/6 panes.
Similar front ground floor window to parlour and sashes in canted bay
window to middle room, itself entered directly from C19 gabled porch
with 6-panels fielded door. N gable has 2-lights casement window to 1st
floor and attic. Interior has axial beams to ground floor and ovolo
moulded to 1st floor. Internal chimney originally served ground floor
only. Extra flue added for late C17 elaborate chimneypiece in chamber
over hall with bolection mouldings and serpentine splat infill to doors
of cupboard above. Contemporary staircase round square well with moulded
closed string, square newels with pendants and wavy splat balusters and
matching balustrade at attic level. Parlour has fielded panelling,
moulded dado and cornice, 2 panels doors with HL hinges, painted stone
fire surround with fluted keystone. Chamber over parlour has marble fire
surround with fielded panels over, deep cornice and apparently fielded
panelling now hidden by stretched hessian and wallpaper. Clasped purlin
roof structure. An unusally elaborate 3-cells house with surviving
internal features.

Listing NGR: TL2745628682

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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