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Avenue Farm House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9291 / 51°55'44"N

Longitude: -0.275 / 0°16'30"W

OS Eastings: 518704

OS Northings: 227029

OS Grid: TL187270

Mapcode National: GBR H68.38V

Mapcode Global: VHGNS.5SZ0

Entry Name: Avenue Farm House

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102505

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162674

Location: St. Ippolyts, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: St Ippolyts

Built-Up Area: Hitchin

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Ippolyts

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

ST IPPOLLITTS MAYDENCROFT LANE
TL 1827 (South side)
Gosmore

8/62 Avenue Farm House
27.5.68
GV II*

Farmhouse. Late medieval N wing, E wing c.1700 (possibly an older wing
remodelled) with new entrance in E front. Timber frame brick cased, E
wing largely brick built in dark red brick with black headers and light
red brick dressings and arches. Steep old red tile roofs, E wing
half-hipped. Old 2-storeys N Wing, facing S, has large internal chimney
at junction of wings with gabled stair projection to N of it. Larger
stair tower added in angle with new or remodelled E-wing rather later. E
wing of 2 storeys and attics has central passage and 2 rooms to each
floor with rearwall chimneys projecting externally. Fine symmetrical E
front 5 windows wide with central entrance. 3 flat topped dormer windows
on steep roofslope. Widely projecting wooden modillioned eaves cornice.
Flush box sash windows with gauged flat arches with 6/6 panes on 1st
floor but 6/9 panes in taller ground floor windows. 3 moulded stone
steps with splayed iron hand rails to 6-panels divided door, upper
panels fielded, bottom panels flush beaded. Semi-circular fanlight with
radial fan in pilastered Doric doorcase with dentilled entablature and
triangular open pediment. Early C18 stair has awkward access to attic.
Panelled N room with original fireplace on ground floor off stone
floored entrance. Name refers to broad mature beech avenue extending to
E of house on axis of its E front. (Pevsner (1977)148: RCHM Typescript).


Listing NGR: TL1870427029

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