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Dyes Farmhouse, Langley

Description: Dyes Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162839

OS Grid Reference: TL2178123258
OS Grid Coordinates: 521781, 223258
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8946, -0.2316

Location: Dyes Lane, Langley, Hertfordshire SG4 7PJ

Locality: Langley
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7PJ

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Listing Text


5/47 Dyes Farmhouse


House. Early C17, C20 rear wing. Timber frame with exposed
close-studding on flint and brick plinth with plastered infill. Steep
old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys and attics house facing S with broad
crosswing at E and 2-storeys jettied gabled porch. Single-storey C20
short rear wing at NW. Large internal stack a quarter from W end with
stair rising out of lobby entrance on S of stack, oven projecting from N
jamb of large open fireplace in W end room, probably a kitchen. Longer
hall bay to E of stack with 2 doors into the 2-bays E crosswing with 2
rooms on each floor. S front has 4 windows to each floor, small attic
window in gabled crosswing, porch with window to room over and battened
door off-centre between jowled brackets. Sunk spandrel and chip-carved
roundels on lintel. Flush casement windows with small panes. Large
chimney with deep sunk panel between 2 rectangular shafts. Interior has
chamfered axial ceiling beams and squared joists. Jowled posts with
rounded chin, with curved tension bracing in some partitions from post
but also from middle bay-post of crosswing. Structurally the chimney and
entrance stands in a narrow bay, the hall is an unusually long bay.
Crosswing has 2 bays. Clasped-purlin roof on collars visible in attics
with long curved arched wind-braces to eachbay except chimney bay.
Fireplace to chamber over hall has cambered lintel chamfered and
stopped. Face halved bladed scarf joint in wallplate. A little-altered
example of a large early C17 farmhouse.

Listing NGR: TL2178123258

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Source: English Heritage

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