FAULKNERS END FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1102973
Date first listed:
07-Feb-1974
Date of most recent amendment:
27-Sep-1984
Statutory Address:
FAULKNERS END FARMHOUSE, ROUNDWOOD LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
FAULKNERS END FARMHOUSE, ROUNDWOOD LANE

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
St. Albans (District Authority)
Parish:
Harpenden
National Grid Reference:
TL 11318 15081

Details

TL 11 NW HARPENDEN RURAL ROUNDWOOD LANE (north east side) KINSBOURNE GREEN

2/108 Faulkners End Farmhouse (formerly listed as old House at 7.2.74 Faulkeners End Farm).

II*

Farmhouse. Hall house, built probably late C15, when the house comprised an open hall and W cross wing. In late C17 the cross wing was largely rebuilt and heightened to 2 storeys and attic; E end of hall demolished and a stack inserted at E end of remaining bay. Timber frame with C17/18 red brick infill; red brick facade to S elevation. Plain tile roof. 2 camber-headed windows with C20 glazing bar casements. E and W ends have external chimney stacks, the W one larger and with tiled offsets at the top of a high base; rebuilt shaft. Interior the W wall of the C15 hall has a remarkable set of mid-late C16 wall paintings. 7 panels, probably depicting a biblical story. Male and female Elizabethan characters in contemporary costume. Central panel a landscape with a fortress in background. Partial inscription above in Gothic lettering. Black painted band across bottom formerly above the bench. Mortice holes for bench in door post on left. Hall ceiling inserted later C17. Stack with wide inglenook inserted into late C16 smoke bay. Cross wing has fireplace with curved corners. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1131815081

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
163642
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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