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Whitehall Farmhouse and Adjoining Dovecote, King's Walden

Description: Whitehall Farmhouse and Adjoining Dovecote

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162834

OS Grid Reference: TL1689223451
OS Grid Coordinates: 516892, 223451
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8974, -0.3026

Location: Kings Walden, Hertfordshire SG4 8JY

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

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Listing Text

(North side)

4/42 Whitehall Farmhouse
and adjoining dovecote


House. C16 open hall house with storeyed W crosswing, floor and chimney
inserted in hall early C17, brick W wing mid C19 linked by tiled loggia
to early C19 large flint dovecote to W. Timber frame on high sill,
roughcast but stucco to front (S), red brick W wing, flint dovecote with
brick dressings. Steep old red tile roofs. Originally an L-plan house
facing S with storeyed W crosswing projecting to rear. 2-bays hall range
with open truss and crosswing with cellar and 2 rooms on each floor.
Inserted chimney against E face of this central truss with stair to S
and axial beam to inserted floor. Stair in projecting N end of
crosswing. 2-storeys and cellar, 2 rooms, C19, brick W wing with gabled
ends projecting to N and S and large internal chimney. S front given a
Gothick character in C19 with cusped bargeboards with finials to LH
gable and dormer to 16 storeys hall range. 3-lights cast iron lattice
casement windows with wider middle light. Half-glazed door under
pentice. Interior has exposed frame with jowled posts, clasped-purlin
roof and curved wind-braces. Large rectangular Gothick dovecote with 4
parallel roofs N-S across the narrower dimension of the building, the
middle pair to a 2-storeys part, with large pointed-arched shallow
recess central on S flanked by small windows and with 2 windows over.
The windows are pointed with 2-lights leaded square-headed windows and
dark weatherboarding in the head. Similar window to 2nd end of each
single-storey gabled flanking part. In front a terracotta pedestal to
sundial with clustered gothic shafts and small angels supporting the
octagonal head. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1689223451

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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