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Upper Wants End

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Walden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.907 / 51°54'25"N

Longitude: -0.3137 / 0°18'49"W

OS Eastings: 516100

OS Northings: 224500

OS Grid: TL161245

Mapcode National: GBR H6D.KHG

Mapcode Global: VHGNY.JB0G

Entry Name: Upper Wants End

Listing Date: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347454

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162830

Location: King's Walden, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: King's Walden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: King's Walden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(West side)

4/38 Upper Wants End


Farmhouse, now a private house. Early C16 former open hall house,
chimney and floor inserted in C17, restored early C20. Timber frame
exposed with close-studding to ground floor and plastered infill panels.
Steep old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys, 3-bays house facing E set back in
yard. Lean-to extension on S end and framed catslide rear outshut to N
bay. The narrower middle-bay and the North bay together comprised the
former hall open to the roof. S bay of 2 storeys from beginning with
closed truss and partition on its N side. In C17 a large internal
chimney was built in hall rising against S face of open truss, the floor
was extended through the hall and the S rooms thrown into the rest
resulting in a 2-cells, internal-chimney, lobby-entry plan house of 2
storeys. A passageway was cut through the chimney probably in the 1920s.
E front has 2 3-lights flush casement leaded windows to each floor and
small 2-lights ovolo moulded window over door. Large internal chimney
with rebuilt shafts and corbelled tops. N gable shows complete frame
with jowled posts, unjowled middle post, mid-height rail jointed
in-line, attic window, and 2 purlin ends. Interior has chamfered and
stopped joists and beam in N room, tension braces in walls of S bay at
1st floor, and hollow chamfered truss and curved braces to open truss of
hall. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1610024500

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