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Gurneys, Holwell

Description: Gurneys

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 163026

OS Grid Reference: TL1653233523
OS Grid Coordinates: 516532, 233523
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9879, -0.3044

Location: Gurney's Lane, Holwell, Hertfordshire SG5 3SN

Locality: Holwell
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG5 3SN

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Listing Text

TL 1633 (West side)

9/16 Gurneys


Farmhouse, now a private house. E wing early C16, hall range rebuilt and
W wing added early C17, modernised in early C18 and C19. Timber frame on
black stuccoed plinth, roughcast, with steep old red tile roofs, some
tilehanging to 1st floor at rear. A U-shaped 2-storeys and attics house
in its own grounds, facing S, with crosswings not projecting to front.
Lean-to and gabled rear extensions in keeping. 4 windows wide S front
with projecting gabled porch below 2nd window from W and in line with
large internal chimney with pilaster strips. Flush casement windows with
dripboards over each, rectangular leaded glazing and iron plate
casements. 3-lights windows generally but 2-lights to attic in W wing
gable, over porch, and 4-lights to ground floor of E wing. C18 doorcase
re-used on porch has open pediment, semi-circular head, radial fanlight,
flanking pilasters, and 6-panels fielded door (top 2 glazed). Large
projecting chimney to E side of E wing. Interior has exposed timbers. E
wing has close-studding, clasped-purlin roof, chamfered cross- and axial
beams supporting floor. Stair to rear of wing. Separate structures
side-by-side at junction with hall range rebuilt in early C17 replacing
the medieval hall to which the E wing will have been added. A narrow
structure with axial floor beam original and rectangular fireplace at W
end. Clasped-purlin roof structure, shows no sign of smoke blackening.
No staircase in hall range. Lobby entrance by stack for access to hall
and contemporary W wing with its own rear staircase at NE. Clasped-
purlin roof with long straight wind-braces. Fireplace heating ground
floor of W wing backing onto main stack added in later C17 has curved
back and shaped jambs. Formerly called North Farm. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1653233523

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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