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WIDFORDBURY FARM AND WIDFORDBURY HOUSE ON WEST OF CHURCHYARD

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.

Name: WIDFORDBURY FARM AND WIDFORDBURY HOUSE ON WEST OF CHURCHYARD

List entry Number: 1101925

Location

WIDFORDBURY FARM AND WIDFORDBURY HOUSE ON WEST OF CHURCHYARD, WARE ROAD

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Widford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Dec-1951

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 160043

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TL 4115 WIDFORD WARE ROAD (north side)

5/1 Widfordbury Farm and Widfordbury House 4.12.51 on W of churchyard GV II

House, now 2 houses. Cl7 or earlier. Timberframed and roughcast with brick casing to lower floor-at front. Steep old red tiled gabled roofs. 2 storeys and cellar L-shaped house now divided with 1 storey C18/C19 brick and tile kitchen extension on W. 4 windows main range (Widfordbury Farm) lies E-W facing S. Modern casements and 2 storeys canted bay and tilehung apron. E wing (Widfordbury House) is higher, hipped to N end, and has early C19 flush sash windows with 8/8 panes on S and W, moulded cusped bargeboard and 4-panelled door with moulded architrave and flat hood on shaped brackets, probable jetty on S end underbuilt in colourwash brick. Large projecting side chimney to E wing. Modern panelled door central under flat hood. Rear of main block has a 2 storeys projecting brick gable with chimney and floorband. Also lean-to extension with very tall buttress chimney. Old doorway in E wall of E wing at cellar level reported by RCHM (1911) 241. Widfordbury is the manorial centre owned by Bermondsey Abbey up to the Dissolution and was leased to the Adam family in 1548 as a farm (HLHS (1979) 30). An historic timberframed house at the manorial centre. Part of a picturesque group with its farm buildings and the church in this part of the Conservation Area. An important landscape feature with the church when viewed across the Ash Valley from the N.

Listing NGR: TL4128015826

Selected Sources

Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

National Grid Reference: TL 41280 15826

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