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Topstreet Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8113 / 51°48'40"N

Longitude: -0.3467 / 0°20'48"W

OS Eastings: 514071

OS Northings: 213808

OS Grid: TL140138

Mapcode National: GBR H7J.H4G

Mapcode Global: VHFRV.YQ2V

Entry Name: Topstreet Farmhouse

Listing Date: 9 May 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172891

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163576

Location: Harpenden, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Civil Parish: Harpenden

Built-Up Area: Harpenden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Harpenden St John

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(south side)

5/41 No 28
(Topstreet Farmhouse)


Farmhouse, now house. C16 timber frame. Englarged at rear in
C18 to form a double-pile house. Altered in late C19, when the
elevations were stuccoed. Plain tile roofs. 2 storeys.
Entrance elevation has the former cross wing on the left with
exposed framing. Pargetting to panels. Central 2-storey
Victorian canted bay with leaded casements, possibly a copy of
the original. To either side on ground and 1st floors are small
2-light mullioned casements, those of upper floor with original
oak frames. Angular jowles to the corner posts. Door on right
has mid-C18 bracketed hood with heavy scroll brackets. Right of
door is a 3-light segmental-headed casement, and this part was
formerly the hall. To right of the cross wing is a massive ridge
chimney stack; C16 below, but with C17 multiple joined shafts
and narrow brick bands at the top; built up in late C19.
Documentary evidence (Herts Genealogy, p 304) suggests that
William Hunt was the owner in 1558. This may be when the cross
wing and chimney stack were added to the apparently already
existing hall range.

Listing NGR: TL1407113808

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