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

Dacorum (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 05569 14436


FLAMSTEAD VALLEY LANE TL 01 SE (South side) 4/61 The White House - - II

House, now 2 houses. Circa 1740 for Beechwood Estate (Unusual eaves cornice also at Hill Farm nearby q.v.), SW wing and converted to 2 houses in early C19, one house in early C20, divided in later C20. Red brick in English-bond with some black headers, painted externally, weatherboarded timber-frame rear outshut with brick walled bakehouse. Painted brick rear wing has brick-on-edge to 1st floor. Timber frame gable triangles with exposed timbers. Steep old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys, 4 windows long house facing N with lower 2-storeys SE rear wing with gable chimney, lean-to outshut to rear, and porch in SE angle with rear wing. A 4-bays, internal chimney, lobby-entry plan house. Projecting gable chimneys and staircases beside them, probably introduced for C19 division when a large bread oven was probably built to rear of central chimney where the original stair may have risen. Symmetrical N front has plinth and ovolo moulded eaves course with projecting headers. 4 windows to each floor and recess over central door. 3-light casement windows and segmental arches to ground floor. Plank door in heavy frame with tiled gabled rustic porch. At rear oven chimney central outside rear wall in plum brick. Clasped-purlin roof with collar and tie-beam trusses and straight wind-braces at gable ends. Wider bays flank narrow chimney bay in middle, end bays shorter. Fire surround c.1815 with fret front cast iron grate. Separate rainwater and drinking water wells at rear. House marked Valley Lane Cottage on map.

Listing NGR: TL0556914436


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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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/05068/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ronald Brown. Source Historic England Archive
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