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Numbers 10, 12/14, 16 and 18 (Waterhall Farm), St Paul's Walden

Description: Numbers 10, 12/14, 16 and 18 (Waterhall Farm)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 163005

OS Grid Reference: TL1845821271
OS Grid Coordinates: 518458, 221271
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8774, -0.2806

Location: The Valley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8BN

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

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Listing Text

(East side)

12/212 Nos. 10, 12/14, 16,
and 18 (Waterhall Farm)


Farmhouse and adjacent estate house, now 4 houses. C16 or earlier NE
crosswing, C17 W extension to crosswing and N bay of hall range rebuilt
to 2 storeys, early C18 heightening of W extension and addition of
3-bays block to W of it and rebuilding of S and middle bays of hall
range. Mid C18 estate house on roadside with connecting link block at S,
mid C19 hall range cased in red brick, late C19 false half-timbering on
S face of N range, later C20 N end of estate house (No. 18) rebuilt.
Timber frame roughcast on N and NE, roughcast with false timbering
applied on 1st floor on S of N range. Red brick with chequer of black
headers to No. 18, sandy red brick to W face of hall range, red brick to
N part of No. 18. Steep old red tile roofs, hipped at junctions of
wings. A 2-storeys Z-shaped group. Oldest part a 2-bays, 2-storeys
crosswing with 3-bays hall range to S rebuilt in 2 stages formerly 16
storeys building extending W from W end of crosswing which was
heightened to 2-storeys when a 3-bays, 2-storeys early C18 timber framed
range was built to W but facing and projecting on S. Tall 2-storeys,
end-chimneys, central entrance estate house facing W has lower 2-storeys
2-windows wide linking block at S. W side of hall range has 3 windows to
1st floor, 4 to ground floor, door to No. 10 at S end, door to No. 12/14
to S of left-hand window. 2-light flush casement windows. N range has 6
3-lights flush casement windows to each floor and 2 lobby-entry doors,
one to each part. No. 16 in N range extends into S end bay of brick
range fronting road on W. This has a higher N part with 2 windows to
each floor, 3-lights flush casements to 1st floor and a blank recess
over a blocked doorway in middle part beside half-glazed door to No. 18.
Gauged flat arches below dentilled corbelled eaves course. Cambered
arches to 2 ground floor sash windows of 8/8 panes, recessed on LH but
flush box on RH. Lower 2-storeys S part has corbelled dentilled eaves
course, one recessed sash window to each floor on LH with 3/3 panes and
flat gauged arches. Wide segmental arched recess on RH with 3-lights
flush casement with segmental head above a canted bay window with
small-panes casements and moulded cornice. Interior of NE crosswing has
heavy scantling of timbers, windows with shutter grooves, curved tension
brace in side-wall, heavy jowled posts, cambered tie-beams and collars,
clasped-purlin roof of 2 bays with curved wind-braces. E gable never
jettied and altered to hip roof. Stepped jowled posts and old wallplates
remain in heightened W extension with unjowled posts and side-purlin
roof. Chamfered axial beam with hollow stops in N bay of hall range.

Listing NGR: TL1845821271

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Source: English Heritage

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