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Delamere House and Barn Attached on West

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wymondley, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9406 / 51°56'26"N

Longitude: -0.2365 / 0°14'11"W

OS Eastings: 521317

OS Northings: 228368

OS Grid: TL213283

Mapcode National: GBR J7G.70L

Mapcode Global: VHGNS.VH95

Entry Name: Delamere House and Barn Attached on West

Listing Date: 9 May 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175691

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162752

Location: Wymondley, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Wymondley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Wymondley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 2128 (East side)
Great Wymondley

10/140 Delamere House and
9.5.52 barn attached on W


Manor house and attached barn. W wing mid C15, rest of house rebuilt mid
C17 probably by the Pulter family. C17 barn adjoining on W. House of
narrow red brick incorporating timber frame of older W wing. Steep old
red tile roofs. Timber framed barn with dark weatherboarding and steep
pitched roof now slated. A wide 2-storeys, cellar, and attics house
facing S, set back from the road. 2-rooms wide plan with gable chimneys,
entrance in middle to passage leading to rear staircase flanked by
service rooms. The main rooms were the hall on the W, the parlour on the
E, each with a closet flanking the internal gable chimney lit by a front
window next the corner, symmetrical S front, but entrance slightly
off-centre. 4 windows to each floor and 2 dormers in shaped gables
linked to the parapet, above a moulded brick cornice with dentils.
Hollow chamfered mullions and surrounds to windows of plastered brick,
with transoms to ground floor windows. 4-lights casement windows to
middle, 2-lights to outer corners, 3-lights to attic dormers. North
front has present entrance, 2 pointed steep gables of unequal size,
mullioned windows irregularly disposed and with cornices over those on
1st floor. Old oak door, nail-studded, oak staircase with turned
balusters, jowled posts of timber frame of former W wing now
incorporated, doorway with 4-centred head under staircase giving access
to cellars extending formerly under W wing now demolished (Oldfield
c.1700 notes foundations indicating a house of three times the present
size). Chamfered arched fireplaces with 4-centred arches generally but
from 3-centred. 2 rooms have early C17 panelling and chimneypieces.
Elaborate overmantle to main W room on ground floor with Ionic columns
framing arcaded panels and carrying an entablature with strapwork
frieze, continued around the room. Attached Barn on W of three bays
facing S into yard. Jowled posts, long straight tension braces, straight
braces to tie-beams, one purlin to each slope of clasped-purlin roof,
trusses with inclined queen-struts to collars. Face-halved bladed scarf
joint in wallplate. The house is said to have been associated with
Cardinal Wolsey. (RCHM (1911)106: VCH (1912)182, 185: Kelly (1914)295:
Pevsner (1977)154: RCHM Typescript: inf Mr. Farris).

Listing NGR: TL2131728368

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