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Parsonage Farmhouse, King's Walden

Description: Parsonage Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162821

OS Grid Reference: TL1630024078
OS Grid Coordinates: 516300, 224078
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9031, -0.3109

Location: Whitehall Road, Kings Walden, Hertfordshire SG4 8LA

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

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Listing Text


4/29 Parsonage Farmhouse

Farmhouse. C16 or earlier E wing, hall range rebuilt and W wing probably
built in early C17, interior modernised in early C18 with internal
chimney rebuilt to allow through passage from front door to new
staircase in rear of W wing. C19 brick lean-to at E end rear extensions.
Timber frame roughcast with steep old red tile roofs. Red brick slated
lean-to at E. A large, 2 storeys and cellar, H-plan house facing S with
entrance to through passage next W wing and large external red brick
chimney on outer side of each crosswing, the W one with 2 diagonally set
square shafts. S front has 2-windows wide centre between projecting
gabled wings with one window each on each floor. Small glazed gables
give extra light over upper windows of centre. 3-lights flush casement
windows. Dripboards continuous at floor level. Entrance through lean-to
porch. Interior has exposed frame and floors carried by axial beams.
Older E wing has partitioned narrower 3rd bay at rear now a stair and
kitchen. Deeply chamfered crossbeams without stops carry the floor.
Swept jowls to posts and double-curved tension braces. Open truss
between other 2 bays with chamfered curved braces and clasped-purlin
roof on truss with collar. Edge-halved scarf joint in wallplate with
bridled butts. Roof of hall range of 2-bays with narrow
chimney-and-entrance bay at W. Deep cambered chamfered tie-beam to
central truss infilled above. Side-purlin roof with straight
wind-braces. Cut string early C18 staircase with carved brackets to
tread-ends and 2 turned balusters to each tread. Turned newels and
moulded swept handrail. Early C18 corner cupboard in room to E of
entrance has dentilled cornice fielded panels to doors, and fluted band
at dado height. Moulded dado moulding and skirting. Several 2-panels
doors with case locks and HL hinges. S end of E lean-to contains a well
and cast iron trestle and winding gear.

Listing NGR: TL1630024078

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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