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Harpendenbury Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harpenden Rural, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8106 / 51°48'37"N

Longitude: -0.3885 / 0°23'18"W

OS Eastings: 511191

OS Northings: 213663

OS Grid: TL111136

Mapcode National: GBR H7G.JKW

Mapcode Global: VHFRV.6RYD

Entry Name: Harpendenbury Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 September 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174608

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163636

Location: Harpenden Rural, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Civil Parish: Harpenden Rural

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

(south east side)

5/12 Harpendenbury Farmhouse


Farmhouse. C15 or early C16 hall house, extended 2 bays on S in
late C17. Mid-C19 cross wing added on S end. Timber frame. Red
brick casing and some exposed framing. Plain tile roof. 2
storeys: Lower cross wing on N contains hall at right angles
to main house,its N elevation with exposed curved brace and C17
external oven stack. The main elevation has 4 mid-C19 glazing-
bar sash and casement windows in flush frames. Central flush
panel door with simple hood. Large central ridge chimney stack
above door is late C17: square base with ovolo cornice; 6
diagonal square shafts. Internally this stack divides the 2 C17
bays and has rear staircase attached. Ovolo moulded floor beams.
The hall is 2 bays. Fine exposed crown post: short square post
with a stepped base and capital. Cambered tie beam. Straight
braces to collar purlin and hidden collar brace. Sooted timbers
to both bays, the part above the tie beam filled in with a later
partition. Rear wall has Wealden framing. Half-bay continuation
on front side.

Listing NGR: TL1119113663

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