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North Hertfordshire (District Authority)
King's Walden
National Grid Reference:
TL 15459 22098


TL 12 SE KINGS WALDEN LOWER ROAD (East side) Breachwood Green

4/32 No. 15 27.5.68 (Hillside Farmhouse)


House. Late medieval open hall range, C17 taller S crosswing, windows C19. Timber frame roughcast with steep old red tile roofs. A T-plan house, set back from road, facing W, with 16 storeys hall range and 2-storeys and attic crosswing. The older hall has been truncated at both ends and the present entrance and entrance-passage in the N side of the wing may replace the former crosspassage. Large internal stack to N end of hall range with pilaster strips to shaft and space on its E flank for a stair. 3-bays crosswing has partitioned rear-bay with broad winding stair in NE corner rising to attic. Very large external chimney on S side of wing serving fireplaces on ground and 1st floor. W front has a 2-lights casement window to the hall range with a similar window in a dormer over. Show-front of gabled wing has separate jetties to gable triangle with small 3-lights attic window, and to 1st floor with a 4-lights casement windows. Canted bay window to ground floor under jetty with painted heavy battened door to left. Interior has arched- braced tie-beam of open truss of hall above upper floor level and queen-struts to collar of clasped-purlin roof. N-end truss of inclined queen-post type. The inserted floor with bead-moulded joists is carried on an axial beam moulded with a hollow chamfer-plus-roll on each side. The large 2-bays room on the ground floor of the wing has a broad chamfered beam with stops indicating that the passage partition is an addition. Fine 4-centred Totternhoe stone fireplace with ovolo moulding within a cyma moulded square frame. Smaller similar fireplace to chamber on 1st floor. The attic has a roof carried on 2 butt-purlins in each slope. Iron fishtail pattern hinges to plank door to attic. A little- altered example of a C17 crosswing with show front. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1545922098


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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: 28 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/04749/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gary C. Churchman. Source Historic England Archive
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