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Number 64 (Moonrakers) (Including North Part Formerly Separately Listed As Moonrakers, Under the Val, St Paul's Walden

Description: Number 64 (Moonrakers) (Including North Part Formerly Separately Listed As Moonrakers, Under the Val

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162936

OS Grid Reference: TL1838621158
OS Grid Coordinates: 518386, 221158
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8764, -0.2816

Location: 58 B651, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8AH

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

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Listing Text

(North side)

12/144 No. 64 (Moonrakers)
27.5.68 (including N part
formerly separately listed
as Moonrakers, under The


House. Circa 1500 open hall house with storeyed N service crosswing,
chimney inserted in cross-passage and floor in hall in late C16, hall
heightened and S wing built on site of original parlour wing in late
C17 (graffito of topping out ceremony with 'FPA/1686'), Divided into 5
cottages by late C18, restored as one house 1963. Timber frame exposed
at front (W) on 1st floor with plastered infill to jettied N wing and
flush S wing but red brick infill to hall range. Roughcast on ground
floor and S side but red brick to front of hall range. Steep old red
tile roofs. An irregular H-plan house facing W on corner with The
Valley. 4 windows long front and 2 to S end. Front has 2-lights casement
windows with small panes to 1st floor and 3-lights similar windows to
ground floor. Very large external N end chimney in narrow red bricks. N
wing has tension braces set back behind studs and not intended to be
seen. S crosswing has braces flush with studs. Interior has re-used
smoke blackened rafters with mortices for collars, jowled posts at level
of old hall range eaves, cut through tie-beam at this level,
clasped-purlin roof to N wing which had one room on each floor.
Chamfered and stopped joists and axial beams to floor inserted in hall.
(RCHM Typescript: Morris (1980)40).

Listing NGR: TL1838621158

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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