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North Hertfordshire (District Authority)
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TL 20759 26591


WYMONDLEY REDCOATS GREEN TL 22 NW (South side) Little Wymondley

4/160 Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel 27.5.68 (formerly listed as Redcoats Green Farmhouse)


House. Late C15, probably for John Sturgeon (High Sheriff in 1479), altered in later C17 and lower W wing added, W part elaborated as new front and old parts tilehung in late C19. Timber frame roughcast on E but completely red tilehung on S and W, red brick ground floor to W wing and red tilehung 1st floor. Steep old red tile roofs. An unusual C15 2-storeys and attics house lying N-S with continuous jetties on 2 sides and N end. 3-cells plan with parlour at N end, hall in middle, and smaller service room at S end. Lower L-shaped 2-storeys later W wing adjoins for much of W wall. W front has projecting LH gabled part with 2-storeys canted bay window and bargeboards. 2 windows to upper floor and gabled open timber porch in angle with projection. 3-lights window to RH, with sashes between mullions. Half-glazed door. E side of old part has mullion-and-transom windows, 3 gabled dormers, projecting chimney near N end with 2 diagonal shafts and a bell attached, and a lower kitchen extension at right-angles. External chimneys on W side of old house, with bases now obscured by W wing, rising between the roofs with a group of 5 diagonal shafts in-line above the hall fireplace, and 3 shafts on the W side of the parlour. Interior unusual for the large number of original heated rooms and the high quality of craftsmanship and ornamentation for a house of modest size and never a manor house. The hall, 31ft x 18ft, retains at S end one of the 2 doors of the former screens passage, with hollow-chamfered 4-centred head and sunk spandrels. At N end of E wall a 2-lights window with ogee arris mouldings to rectangular mullions reset above opening formerly leading to an external stair turret serving hall and parlour with an internal lobby. An C18/C19 window in E wall in position of original window. Hall fireplace, with enriched mouldings of hollows and rolls, supports date c.1470-80. Parlour fireplace on E wall offset to S as if for dresser, has stone jambs and brick relieving arch. Cross-beams and axial beams in both rooms. Unheated undivided service room at S end has indications of a former stair against the S wall with window to light its foot. Original 2-lights window on E wall with arched heads to lights and ogee-moulded frame. 1st floor originally open to the roof. Partitions not over those below. Larger N room's importance emphasised by carved enrichment of hollow-chamfered jambs of stone fireplace with square fleurons. N wall has range of 4 2-lights windows set high in wall with hollow chamfered frames. Open truss to N of fireplace of 2 chamfered orders returning onto 2 solid brackets. Chamber over hall smaller with stone carved fireplace with dragons in the spandrels. Blocked mullioned 3-lights window. Late C17 changes involved a new staircase, partitions and attics. Former parlour reduced in size with painted bolection- moulded panelling, and space provided for internal stair (replaced in late C19). Transverse moulded beam in hall a C17 replacement. E chimney stack enlarged for new W wing, and single-storey timber framed E kitchen added. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2075926591


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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: 30 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/09701/24
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