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Heath Farmhouse, King's Walden

Description: Heath Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162807

OS Grid Reference: TL1495222577
OS Grid Coordinates: 514952, 222577
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8899, -0.3310

Location: The Heath, Kings Walden, Hertfordshire SG4 8PJ

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

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Listing Text

(East side)

3/15 Heath Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Late C15 open hall house with 2 crosswings; floor and timber
framed chimney inserted in hall in late C16, stack replaced in brick in
C18/C19. C17 parallel kitchen wing at SE. Timber frame roughcast with
red brick casing to ground floor at front except for E wing where
framing is exposed below jetty. Steep old red tile roofs. A large
1½-storeys house set at rear of yard facing W with gabled crosswings at
each end, not projecting, and a small parallel kitchen wing beyond a
chimney at rear of S crosswing. W front has a drip-board along the top
of the ground floor brickwork, entrance beside jettied S wing, a
3-lights casement window near the middle with a 3-lights swept roofed
dormer at the eaves, and a casement window to each floor of the 2
crosswings. Flush small-panes casements. Interior has exposed framework.
Wings probably same date as hall. 2-bays N wing has heavy flat joists
and chamfered and stopped crossbeam. On upper floor one room has
cambered tie-beam and 2-centred solid braces. S wing of poorer quality
with tension braces and steeply cambered tie-beam. In hall all 3 trusses
moulded, with moulded capitals to open truss of clasped-purlin roof.
Solid braces of simple curvature join purlins to principal rafters.
2-bays parallel SE wing has straight angle braces to S tie-beam,
straight tension braces to N end. Reeded moulding to soffit of floor
beam inserted in hall. A late medieval house with unusually good
interior details. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1495222577

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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