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Kingswell House, King's Walden

Description: Kingswell House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162811

OS Grid Reference: TL1535724731
OS Grid Coordinates: 515357, 224731
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9092, -0.3244

Location: Kings Walden, Hertfordshire SG4 8LR

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

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Listing Text

(South side)

4/19 Kingswell House


House. Late C15 open hall house with storeyed E crosswing, floor and
stair inserted in hall in late C16. Renovated and SW extension later
C20. Timber frame roughcast with steep old red tile roofs. A 2-bays,
1½-storeys, hall range with projecting 2-storeys gabled E crosswing
jettied to front (N) with 3 curved brackets. 3-lights dormer window to
roof of hall range and entrance next to crosswing beside internal
chimney with square shaft above roof. 2 casement windows to each floor
of wing and one to ground floor of hall range to W of where roof carried
down as porch. Very large C18 external W gable chimney to hall range
with 4 tiled offsets. Bow window added to E side of wing. Interior has
double-rebated cruciform crown post with 4-ways bracing to hall roof set
on arch-braced tie-beam with hollow chamfers to braces. Wing roof clean:
hall roof sooted. Inserted floor elaborately moulded with hollow chamfer
and roll to each side of axial beam, and similar edge-rolls to soffit of
joists. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1530824708

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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