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Hillside Farmhouse, King's Walden

Description: Hillside Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162824

OS Grid Reference: TL1545922098
OS Grid Coordinates: 515459, 222098
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8855, -0.3238

Location: 17 Lower Road, Kings Walden, Hertfordshire SG4 8NS

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

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Listing Text

(East side)
Breachwood Green

4/32 No. 15
27.5.68 (Hillside Farmhouse)


House. Late medieval open hall range, C17 taller S crosswing, windows
C19. Timber frame roughcast with steep old red tile roofs. A T-plan
house, set back from road, facing W, with 16 storeys hall range and
2-storeys and attic crosswing. The older hall has been truncated at
both ends and the present entrance and entrance-passage in the N side
of the wing may replace the former crosspassage. Large internal stack
to N end of hall range with pilaster strips to shaft and space on its E
flank for a stair. 3-bays crosswing has partitioned rear-bay with broad
winding stair in NE corner rising to attic. Very large external chimney
on S side of wing serving fireplaces on ground and 1st floor. W front
has a 2-lights casement window to the hall range with a similar window
in a dormer over. Show-front of gabled wing has separate jetties to
gable triangle with small 3-lights attic window, and to 1st floor with
a 4-lights casement windows. Canted bay window to ground floor under
jetty with painted heavy battened door to left. Interior has arched-
braced tie-beam of open truss of hall above upper floor level and
queen-struts to collar of clasped-purlin roof. N-end truss of inclined
queen-post type. The inserted floor with bead-moulded joists is carried
on an axial beam moulded with a hollow chamfer-plus-roll on each side.
The large 2-bays room on the ground floor of the wing has a broad
chamfered beam with stops indicating that the passage partition is an
addition. Fine 4-centred Totternhoe stone fireplace with ovolo moulding
within a cyma moulded square frame. Smaller similar fireplace to chamber
on 1st floor. The attic has a roof carried on 2 butt-purlins in each
slope. Iron fishtail pattern hinges to plank door to attic. A little-
altered example of a C17 crosswing with show front. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1545922098

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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