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Three Rivers (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 05450 94577


TQ 09 SE RICKMANSWORTH TOWNFIELD (North side) Rickmansworth 9/239 Parsonage Farm House 26.7.51

GV II House, now 5 dwellings. C17 extended in C18, altered C20. Timber frame, extended in brick. Whitewashed and roughcast. Tiled roofs. Originally probably a 3 by 2 bay L shaped house, extended with a 2nd cross wing and an C18 front range. 2 storeys and attics. 5 bay front. Ground floor projects forward with a central entrance in a pedimented doorcase, panelled pilasters, brackets, semi-circular traceried fanlight. Plinth. Slightly canted outer bays with segmental headed sashes, full height to centre. First floor segmental headed sashes with key blocks, that to centre larger and flanked by pilaster strips with moulded caps. Similar pilaster strips at ends. Oversailing brick courses at eaves. 4 hipped dormers. End stacks. 2 bay left return with a sash and casements, plat band. Right return has lean-to with entrance leading to earlier rear range which extends further to both ends. Scattered fenestration, sashes and casements. Entrance in right gable end. Brick base, exposed plates and purlins. Ridge stack, probably external originally, rebuilt with corbelled out triangular projections and a moulded cap. Rear has an external stack with offsets. Gable of original cross wing which extended into what is now C18 front range is to left of centre with exposed plates and purlins. To rear right later cross wing extends with a lower ridge, ground floor brick, rendered and roughcast above. External end stack with offsets. A further 1 storey brick dairy outshut to rear with a half-hipped roof. Returning behind house a weatherboarded range. Interior: on original outer wall to which C18 block was added a C17 3 light ovolo moulded timber mullioned window frame. Queen struts to collars clasping purlins, curved windbraces. (RCHM 1910: Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TQ0545094577


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)
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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Date: 23 Sep 2005
Reference: IOE01/14205/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ross Niven. Source Historic England Archive
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