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Little Easthall Farm, St Paul's Walden

Description: Little Easthall Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162919

OS Grid Reference: TL1984322631
OS Grid Coordinates: 519843, 222631
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8894, -0.2600

Location: Bullock's Hill, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8DL

Locality: St Paul's Walden
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 8DL

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Listing Text


11/127 Little Easthall Farm


Farmhouse, now a private house. C16 or earlier open hall house; addition
of lower S bay, insertion of floor and chimney, and rebuilding roof
c.1600; N end early C18; brick front and ends mid C18. Timber frame on
high brick sill roughcast, front and ends red brick chequered with blue
headers. Steep old red tile roof with rear catslide over stair and
outshut, and hip at N end. An unusual 2-bays open hall house with
conversion c.1600 to a lobby-entry, internal chimney plan 3-cells house
with stair tower and outshut under catslide to rear of stack. A long
2-storeys house facing E with plat-band and eaves cornice, and
1½-storeys S bay. 2 2-light casement windows to 1st floor and 4 to
ground floor with small panes and segmental arches to ground floor.
Large central chimney with 3 conjoined diagonal shafts and extra flue at
S. Projecting S gable chimney and front lateral chimney to N end part
now capped off below roof. Canted bay window on N end with 3-light
casement window over. Interior has cambered tie-beams of large
scantling, that of open truss on S face of chimney deeply chamfered and
stopped with 3 peg holes for former large brace and peg near top for
queen-post or strut of a side-purlin roof. Tie-beam dark coloured
presumably from open fire, distinct from other timbers. Later truss on N
face of chimney with straight wind-brace. Inserted chimney of narrow
brick has wide back-to-back floor on chamfered axial beam in room to S
of chimney with chamfered and stopped joists. Rougher joists on axial
beam in S bay with new joints in possible stair position in SW corner.
Present stair rises from main room in space taken from S bay. (RCHM

Listing NGR: TL1984322631

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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