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Description: Faulkners End Farmhouse
Date Listed: 7 February 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 163642
OS Grid Reference: TL1131815081
OS Grid Coordinates: 511318, 215081
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8233, -0.3862
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TL 11 NW HARPENDEN RURAL ROUNDWOOD LANE
(north east side)
2/108 Faulkners End Farmhouse
(formerly listed as old House at
7.2.74 Faulkeners End Farm).
Farmhouse. Hall house, built probably late C15, when the house
comprised an open hall and W cross wing. In late C17 the cross
wing was largely rebuilt and heightened to 2 storeys and attic;
E end of hall demolished and a stack inserted at E end of
remaining bay. Timber frame with C17/18 red brick infill; red
brick facade to S elevation. Plain tile roof. 2 camber-headed
windows with C20 glazing bar casements. E and W ends have
external chimney stacks, the W one larger and with tiled offsets
at the top of a high base; rebuilt shaft. Interior the W wall
of the C15 hall has a remarkable set of mid-late C16 wall
paintings. 7 panels, probably depicting a biblical story. Male
and female Elizabethan characters in contemporary costume.
Central panel a landscape with a fortress in background. Partial
inscription above in Gothic lettering. Black painted band across
bottom formerly above the bench. Mortice holes for bench in door
post on left. Hall ceiling inserted later C17. Stack with wide
inglenook inserted into late C16 smoke bay. Cross wing has
fireplace with curved corners. (RCHM Typescript).
Listing NGR: TL1131815081
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Source: English Heritage
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