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Walnut Tree Farmhouse, Pirton

Description: Walnut Tree Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 163192

OS Grid Reference: TL1484631428
OS Grid Coordinates: 514846, 231428
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9695, -0.3296

Location: Walnut Tree Road, Pirton, Hertfordshire SG5 3PX

Locality: Pirton
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG5 3PX

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Listing Text

TL 1431 (South side)

7/182 Walnut Tree Farmhouse

Farmhouse. S wing C16, main range late C17 in 2 phases, C18 rear
extension with 4 gables incorporating existing stair tower. Timber frame
S wing brick cased at front, exposed frame to side with red brick
infill. Main range of red brick. Front roofslopes of old red tile, rear
of slate. A large 2-storeys and attics, 3 windows wide house with N
gable on roadside, facing W, with 2-storeys L-plan C16 wing at S end,
now storage. This wing has a 2-bays hall range with external rear wall
chimney, and 2-bays S cross-wing projecting only to rear (E). Jowled
posts, straight tension braces, and clasped-purlin roofs. Planning and
straight joint shows that S third of main house, adjoining S block, was
built first as a single-cell block with internal S gable chimney, stair
tower projecting to rear and 2-storeys narrow hipped-roof porch
projecting to front. S gable parapet only. Symmetrical complementary
block added to N with internal chimney, lobby entry, matching porch,
rear stair tower, and N gable parapet. The floors are carried on
chamfered and ogee stopped cross-beams. W front now lit by 3 triple-sash
windows with segmental arches on each floor. Older flush box sash
windows and blocked windows have flat gauged arches. The front has a
chamfered plinth and plat band. Tall central chimney has recesses giving
the effect of parallel square shafts. Large square S gable chimney.
2-storeys lower rear extension has 4 + 1 gables and sash windows with
3/6 panes. Interior has tall rooms. Passage has been built through large
internal chimney from entrance to rear stair. Panelled parlour at N end
with bolection moulded panelling and 2-panels doors. Chamber over has
painted marbling on similar panelling.

Listing NGR: TL1484631428

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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