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Legggatts Farmhouse, and Leggatts Cottages, Numbers 1 and 2, King's Walden

Description: Legggatts Farmhouse, and Leggatts Cottages, Numbers 1 and 2

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162820

OS Grid Reference: TL1654824557
OS Grid Coordinates: 516548, 224557
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9074, -0.3072

Location: Kings Walden, Hertfordshire SG4 8LB

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

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Listing Text


4/28 Leggatts Farmhouse, and
Leggatts Cottages,
Nos. 1, and 2


2 linked farmhouses in same farmyard, now a farmhouse and 2 cottages.
C16, floors and chimneys inserted later C17, E house altered in mid C19.
Timber frame exposed only on rear gable of crosswing of W house with red
brick infill panels. This has red brick casing to front over a stucco
base, roughcast 1st floor to crosswing and low rear extension to N with
dark weatherboarded outhouse beyond. E house stuccoed. Steep old red
tile roof to W house: E house has steep roofs covered in slate. 2
2-storeys L-shaped houses linked in echelon facing S. An example of the
Unit System whereby separate households jointly work the same farm. E
house (Leggatts Farmhouse) has a hall range, W crosswing projecting to
rear, and a small C19 brick wing built in the rear angle parallel with
the hall range. Internal chimneys to wing and hall range. S front has 3
3-lights casements to hall range with door and 2 sash windows to ground
floor under a lean-to verandah. Gabled wing to LH has a canted bay
window and casement windows to 1st floor and attic. W house has short
hall range and gabled W crosswing extending to rear. Cellar under E part
of hall range. Tall brick chimney at junction of wings and entrance by
stack. Rear outshut to hall. S front has small 2-lights casement window
over door and a 3-lights window to right on each floor. 2-lights window
to S end of wing, on each floor. Doorway in W side of wing to No. 2.
Inside the W house has a winding staircase with heavy moulded handrail.
(RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1654824557

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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