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East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
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TL 28789 19592


WATTON-AT-STONE BROOM HALL FARM TL 21 NE 3/166 Broom Hall Farm House 20.10.52 (formerly listed as Broom Hall) GV II

House. Late C16 or early C17, extended later C17, altered in C19. Red brick, English bond. Tiled roof. 5 bay lobby entry, cruciform with projecting entrance porch and stair wing, extended to rear. 2 storeys. Symmetrical front with central 2 storey gabled porch, 4 centred ovolo moulded entrance arch, square hood mould. First floor, small C19 dual sash with chamfered brick mullion and 4 centred arched head, hood mould. Moulded brick kneelers to tumbled in brick gable parapet. Porch left return has a similar single 4 centred arched light on first floor, blocked in right return. Diagonally set brick course at eaves. Outer bays of facade have plinth, ground floor C19 windows, tripartite sashes in reveals with segmental heads towards centre, flanking 3 light flush frame casements with blocked segmental heads, early leaded panes to left. First floor 3 light small sashes with restored chamfered brick mullions and 4 centred arched heads. Diagonally set brick eaves. Central on ridge is original tall stack, stretcher bond, cruciform with vertical triangulated fillets to sides, oversailing cap. Cement rendered right gable end has C20 casement, moulded kneelers to rebuilt stock brick gable with tumbled in brickwork. Left gable end has an entrance and a blocked door, ground floor tripartite and first floor small sashes. To rear left is later C17 gabled kitchen wing with an entrance, C20 3 light casement, 2 light gabled dormer. C19 ridge stack inserted in front of original internal end stack. Tumbled in brick to rear gable parapet. Low weatherboarded outshut to rear. To rear of main block: gabled stair wing to centre, entrance and upper sash, moulded kneelers to tumbled in brick parapet. To left of stair wing is a C19 stock brick lean-to under a catslide roof, entrance to far left. To right of stair wing is another lean-to outshut incorporated in kitchen wing. Interior: ovolo moulded stop chamfered axial binding beam, newel stair with upper turned balusters with moulded handrail. (RCHM 1910: East Herts Archaeological Society Transactions, vol.5, pt.l, p.97: Pevsner 1977: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2878919592


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)
'Transactions of the East Hertfordshire Archaeological Society' in Transactions of the East Hertfordshire Archaeological Society, , Vol. 5, (), 97
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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