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Hoo End Farm, St Paul's Walden

Description: Hoo End Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 162959

OS Grid Reference: TL1803919800
OS Grid Coordinates: 518039, 219800
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8643, -0.2871

Location: Shacklegate Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8HJ

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

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Listing Text


7/167 Hoo End Farm (formerly listed as
9.6.52 Hoo End Farmhouse)


Farmhouse, now a private house. Late medieval open hall house with
jettied W crosswing; floor and timber framed chimney inserted in hall in
late C16 and roof and windows altered; E half of house C17 with gables;
rear lateral chimney c.1700, external E gable chimney c.1800. Timber
frame roughcast with stucco plinth, except exposed framing to ground
floor under jettied W gable. Steep old red tile roof. A long 1½-storeys
house facing S with gabled crosswing at W end, and 3 other gables along
front. Continuous drip over ground floor windows. Eaves of main range at
sill level of upper windows in each gable. 5 windows to ground floor
with 3-lights leaded casements. Classical relief roundel above porch
near middle. Lean-to trellis porch to 6-panel flush beaded door into
lower end of original hall. Very large internal chimney next crosswing
rises in front slope of roof with triangular central pilaster. Small
timber frame stable building linked to SW corner of house. Interior has
smoke-blackened clasped-purlin roof to older part, elaborately moulded
floor beam inserted in hall, ovolo-moulded tie-beam in C17 rear gable
added over hall, bolection moulded fire surround of later C17 on 1st
floor of W wing, cambered late medieval tie-beam at E end of hall with
heavy flat rafters. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1805519749

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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