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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: 1103161



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Pirton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-May-1968

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 163192

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7/182 Walnut Tree Farmhouse 27.5.68 GV II

Farmhouse. S wing C16, main range late C17 in 2 phases, C18 rear extension with 4 gables incorporating existing stair tower. Timber frame S wing brick cased at front, exposed frame to side with red brick infill. Main range of red brick. Front roofslopes of old red tile, rear of slate. A large 2-storeys and attics, 3 windows wide house with N gable on roadside, facing W, with 2-storeys L-plan C16 wing at S end, now storage. This wing has a 2-bays hall range with external rear wall chimney, and 2-bays S cross-wing projecting only to rear (E). Jowled posts, straight tension braces, and clasped-purlin roofs. Planning and straight joint shows that S third of main house, adjoining S block, was built first as a single-cell block with internal S gable chimney, stair tower projecting to rear and 2-storeys narrow hipped-roof porch projecting to front. S gable parapet only. Symmetrical complementary block added to N with internal chimney, lobby entry, matching porch, rear stair tower, and N gable parapet. The floors are carried on chamfered and ogee stopped cross-beams. W front now lit by 3 triple-sash windows with segmental arches on each floor. Older flush box sash windows and blocked windows have flat gauged arches. The front has a chamfered plinth and plat band. Tall central chimney has recesses giving the effect of parallel square shafts. Large square S gable chimney. 2-storeys lower rear extension has 4 + 1 gables and sash windows with 3/6 panes. Interior has tall rooms. Passage has been built through large internal chimney from entrance to rear stair. Panelled parlour at N end with bolection moulded panelling and 2-panels doors. Chamber over has painted marbling on similar panelling.

Listing NGR: TL1484631428

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National Grid Reference: TL 14846 31428


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