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Southings Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8134 / 51°48'48"N

Longitude: -0.4951 / 0°29'42"W

OS Eastings: 503834

OS Northings: 213823

OS Grid: TL038138

Mapcode National: GBR G60.7N4

Mapcode Global: VHFRS.CPL6

Entry Name: Southings Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Last Amended: 19 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173054

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157855

Location: Great Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP2

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Great Gaddesden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Gaddesden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW
(West side)
Ballingdon Bottom

3/74 Southings Farmhouse
26.1.67 (formerly listed as Southings Farmhouse,
Gaddesden Row)


Farmhouse. C16 or earlier former open hall house, C17 chimney inserted
in cross-passage and floor in hall, brick cased in C18, altered and
extended on N in C19. Timber frame exposed only on 1st floor on S,
infill panels and casing to house in red brick, sandier on S. Steep old
red tile roofs. An irregular, 2-storeys house, facing S, enclosing the N
side of the farmyard. A large 3-cells hall-house with a single long bay
to the hall, unheated parlour with cellar under on W, very wide
cross-passage in its own structural bay on E, and originally axially
divided service rooms in E end bay beyond. Adapted to lobby-entry plan
by building back-to-back fireplaces in stack occupying only W half of
former cross-passage, and throwing rest into single space with
partitions around former service rooms removed. S front has irregular
fenestration, the upper floor being lit by small casement windows and 3
swept dormers. 4 windows to ground floor. Door now into E part of
cross-passage, with garden door opposite to N. Cross-passage spanned by
2 heavy chamfered beams framed into cross-beams enclosing a central
space occupied by C17 chimney but possibly designed for a late C16
timber framed chimney replaced in C17. Interior has exposed framing with
wide-spaced studs, framing for blocked windows on upper floor of E bay,
curved tension braces in walls, jowled posts, cambered tie-beams,
clasped-purlin roof with long curved wind-braces, and square-butted
scarf joint in wallplate. Floor over hall carried on chamfered axial
beam jointed to chamfered cross-beams with mason-mitred junction of
chamfers. Large hall fireplace has been narrowed. Chamfered lintel and
oven formerly on N flank.

Listing NGR: TL0383413823

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

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