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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1078109



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Berkhamsted

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Jun-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 355491

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1. SWING GATE LANE (South End) ) 839 TL OO NW Bottom Farmhouse 4/239 II GV 2. Farmhouse. C16 S part, narrower C16/C17 middle part, C18 N part partly dug into hillside, C19 narrow parallel 2-storeys rear range on SE. Timber frames cased in red brick but exposed in S end with brick infill, and in N end with plaster infill. Steep old red tile roofs. An irregular 2-storeys, 3 windows long house facing W with 3-light casement windows and separate doors into the S and middle parts. 2 external gable chimneys at S and former large external N gable chimney to middle part now rises through N part. 2-bays, S part is oldest,originally of 2 storeys and probably jettied on W side it has heavy jowled posts, cranked tension braces in N end wall, remains of wattle and daub infill, wide-spaced storey- height studs, remains of 4-light diamond mullioned 1st floor rear window, clasped- purlin roof with collar-and queen-struts and curved wind-braces. Ground floor of N bay has heavy stone slab floor and stair rising to lst floor beside a chamfered cross-beam with hollow stops. Narrower middle part, of one bay with axial floor beam and clasped-purlin roof with inclined straight queen-posts and straight wind-braces, probably formed a service wing to the house with a large N gable chimney. The N part was originally open to the roof with clasped-purlin structure and external chimney on E side. Stair and floor recently inserted.

Listing NGR: SP9998606088

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National Grid Reference: SP 99986 06088


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