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Briggens Home Farm House and Attached Wall at East

A Grade II Listed Building in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7841 / 51°47'2"N

Longitude: 0.0455 / 0°2'43"E

OS Eastings: 541195

OS Northings: 211470

OS Grid: TL411114

Mapcode National: GBR LDF.0BG

Mapcode Global: VHHM5.QFY5

Entry Name: Briggens Home Farm House and Attached Wall at East

Listing Date: 24 January 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307985

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159958

Location: Hunsdon, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hunsdon

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hunsdon

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 41 SW HUNSDON HARLOW ROAD (A414 )
(north side)

2/21 Briggens Home Farm
house and attached
24.1.67 wall at E

GV II


House and wall attached. Late C16, late C17 chimney probably
replacing a timber one (RCHM Typescript), low C17 red brick
garden wall attached at E, E room added and symmetrical 'Gothic'
front applied as a landscape feature, probably when Robert
Chester built Briggens opposite c1719, with a landscaped park
probably by Bridgeman. Symmetrical late C19 single storey rear
wings added when house formed 2 cottages. Older part is a 3-
unit, lobby-entry plan house facing S, with unheated service room
at W end. Timber frame plastered and steep old red tile
gabled roof. 2 storeys, 2 windows roughcast, false front on S
rises above level of old eaves. All windows on front have ogee
headed 2-light wooden windows with transoms and iron plate
casements (painted imitation window at upper right). 2 3-sided 2
storeys bays with ogee headed blind recesses in sides. Central
4-panel flush beaded door in simple pilastered surround with flat
hood on shaped brackets. Axial beams chamfered and stopped, on
Ground floor. Stair rises to rear of massive central chimney.
Exposed close studding and long curved tension braces on inside
of W wall and similar bracing in partition in same upper room.
Clasped purlin roof. Named Juicy Brook house in Tithe Award of
1842. An historic C16 timberframed house, modernised in the C17,
later disguised as a Gothic 'eye-catcher' in the C18 and little-
altered since. Picturesque element in the landscape and part of
the group of historic structures around the country house of
Briggens.


Listing NGR: TL4119511470

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