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Description: Hempstead Hall
Date Listed: 20 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 224057
OS Grid Reference: TG0963237281
OS Grid Coordinates: 609632, 337281
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8921, 1.1148
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TG 03 NE
2/28 Hempstead Hall
Large farmhouse of C17 origin, largely rebuilt late C19, dated 1880 on
wing gable end and 1877 on right gable tie cramp irons. Knapped flint
with brick dressings, plain roof tiles with courses of fishscale tiles.
Double depth, 2 storeys and attic. Symmetrical facade of 3 bays with
connecting bay at left to forward projecting wing. Main facade: each bay
projects forward cl2cm and continues up to gable dormers with moulded brick
coping. Wide brick surrounds to window and doors. Central doorway has
moulded brick pediment, double leaved door with glazed upper panels and
rectangular fanlight. Tripartite sashes with glazing bars to ground and
first floor; sashes to dormers. Two axial stacks each of 4 shafts, 2x2,
with chamfered corners. Left hand connecting bay to wing forms through
passage. Doorway to front as central doorway, rear door has mullioned
fan light under 4-centred arch. Right hand gable has 2 sashes to ground
and first floor, one sash to attic, 5 tie cramp irons dated 1877. Forward
wing to left: (west), remains of C17 building: 2 storeys, attic and cellar;
south gable in coursed flint on flint plinth with quoins and cap of C17
brick; gable raised, former lower line visible, stone plaque at apex dated
1880; walls, windows and roof of east side as main front; west side has
coursed flint under pantiles; off-centre axial stack; outshut to west of
single storey with attic, was former dairy. Single storey extension to
rear of west wing of no special interest.
Listing NGR: TG0963237281
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Source: English Heritage
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