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Faulkners End Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8233 / 51°49'23"N

Longitude: -0.3862 / 0°23'10"W

OS Eastings: 511318

OS Northings: 215081

OS Grid: TL113150

Mapcode National: GBR H78.R4R

Mapcode Global: VHFRV.8F5M

Entry Name: Faulkners End Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 February 1974

Last Amended: 27 September 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102973

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163642

Location: Harpenden, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Civil Parish: Harpenden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Harpenden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 11 NW HARPENDEN RURAL ROUNDWOOD LANE
(north east side)
KINSBOURNE GREEN

2/108 Faulkners End Farmhouse
(formerly listed as old House at
7.2.74 Faulkeners End Farm).

II*

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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