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Description: Whitehall Farmhouse and Adjoining Dovecote
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
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TL 12 SE KINGS WALDEN WHITEHALL ROAD
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
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