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Holt Farmhouse, St Stephen

Description: Holt Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 October 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 163870

OS Grid Reference: TL1214703588
OS Grid Coordinates: 512147, 203588
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7198, -0.3779

Location: St Michael, Hertfordshire AL2 3NX

Locality: St Stephen
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL2 3NX

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Listing Text

(south west side)

12/326 Holt Farmhouse



Farmhouse. A good example of a 2-unit house, both parts probably
dating to the C15. Altered C16-17. Extended each end in later
C19 to form a long range on a canted plan. Timber frame.
Plastered walls. Weatherboarded extensions. Plain tile roofs.
1 storey and attics. The larger unit is on the NE side. It has
3 broad eaves gables, the left gable marking the C15 cross wing
and the right 2 the former 2-bay open hall. C19 pentice addition
to front ground floor. Glazing bar casements throughout. At the
right end of this range and at join with other unit is a taller
gabled block, probably a late C17 wing. The other unit is 2-3
bays and externally has 2 small attic casements. Also a former
hall, it has, on the 1st floor, exposed joists and main beams of
high quality. Interior of larger unit has a screens partition
between cross wing and hall with depressed 4-centred doorheads.
The inserted hall floor dates c1600 and has chamfer-stopped beams
and joists. The C19 wings either end of the whole range are each
2 windows. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1214703588

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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