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Delamere House and Barn Attached on West, Wymondley

Description: Delamere House and Barn Attached on West

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 162752

OS Grid Reference: TL2131728368
OS Grid Coordinates: 521317, 228368
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9406, -0.2365

Location: 1 Arch Road, Wymondley, Hertfordshire SG4 7EP

Locality: Wymondley
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7EP

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Listing Text

TL 2128 (East side)
Great Wymondley

10/140 Delamere House and
9.5.52 barn attached on W


Manor house and attached barn. W wing mid C15, rest of house rebuilt mid
C17 probably by the Pulter family. C17 barn adjoining on W. House of
narrow red brick incorporating timber frame of older W wing. Steep old
red tile roofs. Timber framed barn with dark weatherboarding and steep
pitched roof now slated. A wide 2-storeys, cellar, and attics house
facing S, set back from the road. 2-rooms wide plan with gable chimneys,
entrance in middle to passage leading to rear staircase flanked by
service rooms. The main rooms were the hall on the W, the parlour on the
E, each with a closet flanking the internal gable chimney lit by a front
window next the corner, symmetrical S front, but entrance slightly
off-centre. 4 windows to each floor and 2 dormers in shaped gables
linked to the parapet, above a moulded brick cornice with dentils.
Hollow chamfered mullions and surrounds to windows of plastered brick,
with transoms to ground floor windows. 4-lights casement windows to
middle, 2-lights to outer corners, 3-lights to attic dormers. North
front has present entrance, 2 pointed steep gables of unequal size,
mullioned windows irregularly disposed and with cornices over those on
1st floor. Old oak door, nail-studded, oak staircase with turned
balusters, jowled posts of timber frame of former W wing now
incorporated, doorway with 4-centred head under staircase giving access
to cellars extending formerly under W wing now demolished (Oldfield
c.1700 notes foundations indicating a house of three times the present
size). Chamfered arched fireplaces with 4-centred arches generally but
from 3-centred. 2 rooms have early C17 panelling and chimneypieces.
Elaborate overmantle to main W room on ground floor with Ionic columns
framing arcaded panels and carrying an entablature with strapwork
frieze, continued around the room. Attached Barn on W of three bays
facing S into yard. Jowled posts, long straight tension braces, straight
braces to tie-beams, one purlin to each slope of clasped-purlin roof,
trusses with inclined queen-struts to collars. Face-halved bladed scarf
joint in wallplate. The house is said to have been associated with
Cardinal Wolsey. (RCHM (1911)106: VCH (1912)182, 185: Kelly (1914)295:
Pevsner (1977)154: RCHM Typescript: inf Mr. Farris).

Listing NGR: TL2131728368

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Source: English Heritage

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