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Baileys Farmhouse, King's Walden

Description: Baileys Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162828

OS Grid Reference: TL1524121708
OS Grid Coordinates: 515241, 221708
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8820, -0.3271

Location: Pasture Lane, Kings Walden, Hertfordshire SG4 8PA

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

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Listing Text

(West side)
Breachwood Green

4/36 Baileys Farmhouse


Farmhouse. C16 gabled crosswing in middle, C17 E range, late C17 2-bays
W range with contemporary 3-bays former stable extending to W. Timber
frame roughcast with red brick casing to ground floor at front, and dark
weatherboarded former stable at W. Rear of house tilehung with stucco to
ground floor. Steep old red tile roofs. A long irregular 2-storeys house
facing N with lower single-storey stable extending to W. The 2-bays
crosswing, formerly jettied to N presumably had its open hall to E
replaced by the present E range in the C17. Entrance is by a gabled
porch beside crosswing on E into hall with a heated inner room at E end.
The floors are carried on cross-beams and axial joists. Beyond the large
external chimney on the W side of the crosswing is a late C17 extension
with an oven built into a wedge-shaped mass of brickwork at rear of its
W bay presumably under a lean-to replaced by the present sun room. These
domestic arrangements suggest that the crosswing was always a service
wing but there is a cellar under the E range. 2- and 3-lights flush
casement windows. Large external E gable chimney. Interior has heavy
flat joists to floor of crosswing and trimming for stair next rear wall.
Upper floor has central partition, cambered tie-beams on curved braces,
and curved windbraces to purlin in each slope of clasped-purlin roof. E
range has swept jowled posts, straight braces to tie-beams, and
clasped-purlin roof on collars. Ceiled under collars. W range has
unjowled posts, straight braces and clasped-purlin roof.

Listing NGR: TL1524121708

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Source: English Heritage

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