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Duck Hall Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.726 / 51°43'33"N

Longitude: -0.5361 / 0°32'10"W

OS Eastings: 501205

OS Northings: 204043

OS Grid: TL012040

Mapcode National: GBR G6X.P8L

Mapcode Global: VHFS4.NWF7

Entry Name: Duck Hall Farm

Listing Date: 2 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296536

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157563

Location: Bovingdon, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP3

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Bovingdon

Built-Up Area: Bovingdon

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bovingdon

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 00 SW (North side)

6/36 Duck Hall Farm


Farmhouse, now a private house. Late C15 former open hall house, N wing
early C19, mid C19 brick casing and tilehanging. Timber frame on brick
sill. Upper floor of red tilehanging with scalloped tiled bands. Steep
old red tile roofs. A 1½ storeys, 3-cells and cross-passage house facing
S with 2 unequal gables facing road on W. Matching C19 parallel rear
extension on NW with catslide rear outshut at NE of main range.Irregular
S front has a gabled dormer window rising through the eaves in the middle
bay with similar 3-light casement windows to that to hall below. Door on
RH up 3 steps leads into cross-passage. Small 2-light Yorkshire sliding
casement to right of door. Large side-chimney to parlour rises through
lower part of roofslope on left. W front has rendered ground floor below,
decorative tilehanging, 2 windows to each floor and door in middle.
3-light casement windows and 4-panel, half glazed door under a lean-to
bracketed tiled hood. Interior has cross-passage taken out of E service
bay with original upper floor structure (lower than rest) and access by
steep ladder in SE corner to room over. The other 2 bays had floors
inserted in the C16 on chamfered axial beams, the middle bay provided
with a large rear wall fireplace and chimney with winding stair beside
it on W. The front wall chimney to the W bay has 2 flues for the parlour
and chamber over it. This plan may be a C16 adaptation of a former
2-bay open hall with storeyed service end, common in this area. Curved
braces to heavy cambered tie-beams. Clasped-purlin roofs with collars
and queen-struts. Wattle and daub partition panels. Ledged plank doors
on iron hooks and bands. Early C19 N extension gave 2 more heated rooms
and new stair. (Roberts(1975)No.36: Pevsner (1977)107).

Listing NGR: TL0120504043

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