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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: 1101805



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Meesden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Dec-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 160353

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9/129 Farmhouse at - Meesdenbury Farm


Manor house. Late C17, C19 brick casing to E and S, attic floor removed 1947, N wing extended 1960. Timber frame roughcast with steep red tile roofs. Brick casing to front and S end of main house. Atall double-pile house facing E formerly of 3 storeys and cellar but reduced to 2 storeys. 1 1/2 storeys kitchen wing with end chimney set back on N side. Unusual transitional floor plan with arched tunnel running through shared chimney stack of the 2 rooms in front range for access from the front lobby to the stair at rear. Rear part marginally deeper than front part and corner fireplaces heat adjacent rooms at SW. Symmetrical E front with 2-storeys central porch and single-storey canted bay windows. Boxed sash windows with 6/6 panes. 6-panel door flush beaded. Interior has ovolo panelled dwg room at SE with moulded cornice, dado rail and C19 marble fire surround. Chamfered beam with bar stops in NE room (dwg room). Good moulded closed string staircase with turned balusters and balustrade at landing. Cross window with leaded plate casement. Panelled overmantle to chamber over dwg room. Face-halved bladed scarf in wallplate next stair. (VCH (1914)88).

Listing NGR: TL4394332900

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1914), 88

National Grid Reference: TL 43943 32900


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