FARMHOUSE AT CROMER FARM

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1101451
Date first listed:
19-Oct-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
31-May-1984
Statutory Address:
FARMHOUSE AT CROMER FARM, CROMER

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Location

Statutory Address:
FARMHOUSE AT CROMER FARM, CROMER

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Ardeley
National Grid Reference:
TL 29702 28225

Details

TL 2928 ARDELEY CROMER (east side)

6/10 Farmhouse at Cromer Farm

19.10.51 (formerly listed as Cromer Farmhouse)

GV II*

House. Circa 1500 open hall house with 2 jettied cross-wings, central chimney and floor over hall inserted in late C16 or early Cl7, S wing enlarged to E in C17, NE wing C20. Timber frame roughcast but framing exposed outside on front of ground floor of crosswings, and upper floor of S wing. Steep old red tile roofs. An H-plan house of 2 storeys facing W. One and a half storeys hall range in middle has a galbed dormer at the eaves and a large central chimney near the S end backing onto the cross- passage. Jettied upper floors of crosswings carried on bull- nose joists and knee braces. Tension braces to upper floor of S wing. 3-windows to each floor. Flush leaded C18 lattice casements. Single hexagonal shaft to central chimney. Later external chimney on N side of N (parlour) wing with diagonal square shafts (rebuilt). Timbers exposed inside, with close studding curved tension braces, heavy square-section joists, moulded axial beam and chamfered and stopped joists in the hall, 4-centred arched rear doorway, former exterior framing of house exposed in extension, traces of large hall window and shutter recesses, hollow chamfered posts and braces of central hall truss, and smoke-blackened clasped-purlin roof (constructed without end trusses). At S, service wing axially divided. Crow-stepped decoration to upper part of hall chimney stack. (RCHM (1911) 38: VCH (1912) 194: Pevsner (1977) 72: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2970228225

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
159515
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, A, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1912), 194
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 72
Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 27 Sep 2006
Reference: IOE01/16168/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter L. Herring. Source Historic England Archive
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