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Adams Farm House

A Grade II Listed Building in Widford, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8219 / 51°49'18"N

Longitude: 0.0587 / 0°3'31"E

OS Eastings: 541985

OS Northings: 215702

OS Grid: TL419157

Mapcode National: GBR LCV.PNL

Mapcode Global: VHHLZ.YGXP

Entry Name: Adams Farm House

Listing Date: 8 March 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176788

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160022

Location: Widford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Widford

Built-Up Area: Widford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Widford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 4115 WIDFORD HUNSDON ROAD
(east side) )
Widford village

5/13 Adam's Farm house

8.3.78

GV II


House. Late C16 incorporating at the S end the service end of an
earlier jettied house at right angles to the road, parallel rear
range C17; extended, plastered and given small paned Gothick
casements in early C19, renewed with modern pargetting c1980.
Timberframed, plastered with gabled red tiled roofs. Front wall
faced in early C19 brick plastered and single storey C19
extension in SW angle has a hipped roof. A 2 storeys, 3 windows
house facing W with modern panelled pargetting and central door.
Upper windows wooden casements with Gothick tracery in the heads
and small panes. 2 5-sided bow windows with similar casements
linked by a lean-to tiled roof continuous over the modern plank
door with carved consoles as brackets, large internal gable
chimney axial at S and external gable chimney with tiled offset
at N. Interior evidence that this front was formerly jettied.
Parallel 2 storeys rear wing has large central chimney with 4
flues in line across the ridge. Interior has exposed structural
timbers, close studding with tension braces in front range,
jowled posts and curved braces to tie beams. Rebated doorpost
and door head survives in S part from buttery and pantry twin
doors of older side-jettied house the front wall and the front
half of one bay of which survives. Probably the first house of
the Adam family which leased the farm called Widfordbury in 1548
(HLHS (1979) 300. A most interesting timberframed house with
exposed structure of several periods. Part of a picturesque farm
group in this part of the village Conservation Area.


Listing NGR: TL4198515702

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