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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: 1101386



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Walkern

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-May-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159656

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TL 22 NE WALKERN CHURCH END (south side)

1/10 No 6 (Wych Elm Cottage)



Small house. C15 or early C16, E bay early C17. Timber frame on tarred brick sill, roughcast with panelled pargetting. Steep half-hipped thatch roof carried down over weatherboarded lean-to at E end. A one and a half storeys, 3-bay former small open hall house with storeyed bay at W end and inserted gable chimney at E. Deeper single-storey C17 one-bay E extension still open to roof. Later weatherboarded lean-to on E. Faces N with lobby entrance by chimney and a single 3-light lattice window. Cast-iron 3- light lattice to E end. Interior shows close-studding, jowled posts in both C15 and Cl7 parts. Collar-rafter roof with purlins added in W end. Deep arched braces to cambered tie beam at middle of hall. Old axial floor joists in W bay. Straight tension bracing in Cl7 E bay. Weatherboarding originally external at W now within lean-to. Notable for the unusual survival of this small late medieval house.

Listing NGR: TL2912926574

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National Grid Reference: TL 29129 26574


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