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The Old Homestead, King's Walden

Description: The Old Homestead

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 May 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 162801

OS Grid Reference: TL1501221910
OS Grid Coordinates: 515012, 221910
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8839, -0.3304

Location: Chapel Road, Kings Walden, Hertfordshire SG4 8NX

Locality: King's Walden
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 8NX

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Listing Text

(West side)
Breachwood Green

4/9 Nos. 38/42
21.5.79 (The Old Homestead)


House. Late medieval open hall house. Early C17 N crosswing and early
C17 floor and chimney inserted in hall and extension to S, later
extension to rear of crosswing. Timber frame on red brick sill. Exposed
framing with plastered panels, red brick casing to ground floor of N
wing and S bay of front. Steep old red tile roofs. A long 2-storeys
building set back from road facing E with a 2-storeys and attic
crosswing at N not projecting but with a gabled rear extension. Entrance
into hall range at N end beside crosswing and passing behind inserted
chimney to hall fireplace. Separate entrance to S, 2-bays extension.
Large external N-side chimney to crosswing with 2 diagonally set square
shafts. External rear gable chimney to NW extension, and internal gable
chimney to S end. E front has 4 3-lights casement windows on each floor,
shallow on 1st floor and deep on the ground floor. The 1st floor window
in the gable N of-the wing has small 2-lights windows on each side at
the head. Small ovolo moulded window over entrance door. Interior has
exposed frame of the 2-bays open hall with curved braces to the tie-beam
of the open truss, hollow chamfered. Remains of wall painting of 1600-25
period on N wall of hall of painted panelling with central flower
device, freehand in deep red on yellow/brown ground. Also 4-centred
plastered brick fireplace on 1st floor has signs of painted decoration
in painted panels and 2 fragmentary figures. Chamfered and bar stopped
joists and beam of inserted floor in hall. Ground floor of wing has
squared joists but chamfered beam with 2-bars stop. External framing of
hall bays distinguished from square framing of S extension. (RCHM

Listing NGR: TL1501221910

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Source: English Heritage

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