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Old Farmhouse at Fir Tree Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Ardeley, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9231 / 51°55'23"N

Longitude: -0.0808 / 0°4'50"W

OS Eastings: 532075

OS Northings: 226694

OS Grid: TL320266

Mapcode National: GBR K95.JD2

Mapcode Global: VHGNW.KX4M

Entry Name: Old Farmhouse at Fir Tree Farm

Listing Date: 26 May 1983

Last Amended: 31 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347954

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159535

Location: Ardeley, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Ardeley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ardeley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 32 NW ARDELEY MOOR GREEN
(south side)

2/9 Old farmhouse at
Fir Tree Farm
26.5.83 (formerly listed as Fir
Tree Farmhouse)

GV II

House. Circa 1600 incorporating C16 2-bay crosswing at W,
altered and fronted in brick c1800. Timber frame roughcast and
part weatherboarded. Red brick front. Steep old red tile roofs.
A 2-storeys T-plan house facing N, with crosswing at W, large
central chimney with cruciform shaft, at junction of wings,
lobby-entry at front and staircase in rear angle. Small
projection for lobby to line with front of wing. Rear lateral
internal chimney and stop-chamfered axial beam in E room suggests
this was the originally unheated parlour. W wing a service wing,
W bay c1800, lean-to dairy extension. Upper floor of W wing has
close-studding exposed and tension bracing. N front has 3
windows to each floor and small upper window beside porch. Heavy
flush 3-light and 4-light wooden casement windows under segmental
arches. Heavy frame to door under similar arch. Triangle of N
gable of crosswing weatherboarded, and its ground floor in early
C17 brickwork possibly representing the underbuilding of a jetty
c1600. Separate open fireplace and oven inserted in crosswing
with addition of W bay. Good pilastered C18 fire surround in
hall and early C18 corner cupboard half glazed with hemicyle top.
C17 moulded plank doors. Stair trap still in use giving access
to upper floor of crosswing. (RCHM Typescript).


Listing NGR: TL3207526694

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