History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Wych Elm Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Walkern, Hertfordshire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9227 / 51°55'21"N

Longitude: -0.1236 / 0°7'25"W

OS Eastings: 529129

OS Northings: 226574

OS Grid: TL291265

Mapcode National: GBR J7S.KJM

Mapcode Global: VHGNV.TX0X

Entry Name: Wych Elm Cottage

Listing Date: 31 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159656

Location: Walkern, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Walkern

Built-Up Area: Walkern

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Walkern

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Find accommodation in
Ardeley

Listing Text

TL 22 NE WALKERN CHURCH END
(south side)

1/10 No 6
(Wych Elm Cottage)

-

GV II

Small house. C15 or early C16, E bay early C17. Timber frame on
tarred brick sill, roughcast with panelled pargetting. Steep
half-hipped thatch roof carried down over weatherboarded lean-to
at E end. A one and a half storeys, 3-bay former small open hall
house with storeyed bay at W end and inserted gable chimney at E.
Deeper single-storey C17 one-bay E extension still open to roof.
Later weatherboarded lean-to on E. Faces N with lobby entrance
by chimney and a single 3-light lattice window. Cast-iron 3-
light lattice to E end. Interior shows close-studding, jowled
posts in both C15 and Cl7 parts. Collar-rafter roof with purlins
added in W end. Deep arched braces to cambered tie beam at
middle of hall. Old axial floor joists in W bay. Straight
tension bracing in Cl7 E bay. Weatherboarding originally
external at W now within lean-to. Notable for the unusual
survival of this small late medieval house.


Listing NGR: TL2912926574

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.