Baileys Farmhouse

28 Apr 2006
Baileys Farmhouse, Pasture Lane, Kings Walden, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4 8PA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TL 12 SE KINGS WALDEN PASTURE LANE (West side) Breachwood Green

4/36 Baileys Farmhouse


Farmhouse. C16 gabled crosswing in middle, C17 E range, late C17 2-bays W range with contemporary 3-bays former stable extending to W. Timber frame roughcast with red brick casing to ground floor at front, and dark weatherboarded former stable at W. Rear of house tilehung with stucco to ground floor. Steep old red tile roofs. A long irregular 2-storeys house facing N with lower single-storey stable extending to W. The 2-bays crosswing, formerly jettied to N presumably had its open hall to E replaced by the present E range in the C17. Entrance is by a gabled porch beside crosswing on E into hall with a heated inner room at E end.

The floors are carried on cross-beams and axial joists. Beyond the large external chimney on the W side of the crosswing is a late C17 extension with an oven built into a wedge-shaped mass of brickwork at rear of its W bay presumably under a lean-to replaced by the present sun room. These domestic arrangements suggest that the crosswing was always a service wing but there is a cellar under the E range. 2- and 3-lights flush casement windows. Large external E gable chimney. Interior has heavy flat joists to floor of crosswing and trimming for stair next rear wall.

Upper floor has central partition, cambered tie-beams on curved braces, and curved windbraces to purlin in each slope of clasped-purlin roof. E range has swept jowled posts, straight braces to tie-beams, and clasped-purlin roof on collars. Ceiled under collars. W range has unjowled posts, straight braces and clasped-purlin roof.

Listing NGR: TL1524121708


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0871 IOE Records taken by A Gude; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr A. Gude. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Gude, A.

Rights Holder: Gude, A.


Brick, Roughcast, Stucco, Tile, Timber, Weatherboard, Medieval Service Wing, Tudor Domestic, Elizabethan Farmhouse, Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Cross Wing House, Monument <By Form>, Hall House, Jettied House, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, Stable, Animal Shed, Transport