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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: 1175691



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wymondley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 09-May-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 162752

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WYMONDLEY ARCH ROAD TL 2128 (East side) Great Wymondley

10/140 Delamere House and 9.5.52 barn attached on W


Manor house and attached barn. W wing mid C15, rest of house rebuilt mid C17 probably by the Pulter family. C17 barn adjoining on W. House of narrow red brick incorporating timber frame of older W wing. Steep old red tile roofs. Timber framed barn with dark weatherboarding and steep pitched roof now slated. A wide 2-storeys, cellar, and attics house facing S, set back from the road. 2-rooms wide plan with gable chimneys, entrance in middle to passage leading to rear staircase flanked by service rooms. The main rooms were the hall on the W, the parlour on the E, each with a closet flanking the internal gable chimney lit by a front window next the corner, symmetrical S front, but entrance slightly off-centre. 4 windows to each floor and 2 dormers in shaped gables linked to the parapet, above a moulded brick cornice with dentils. Hollow chamfered mullions and surrounds to windows of plastered brick, with transoms to ground floor windows. 4-lights casement windows to middle, 2-lights to outer corners, 3-lights to attic dormers. North front has present entrance, 2 pointed steep gables of unequal size, mullioned windows irregularly disposed and with cornices over those on 1st floor. Old oak door, nail-studded, oak staircase with turned balusters, jowled posts of timber frame of former W wing now incorporated, doorway with 4-centred head under staircase giving access to cellars extending formerly under W wing now demolished (Oldfield c.1700 notes foundations indicating a house of three times the present size). Chamfered arched fireplaces with 4-centred arches generally but from 3-centred. 2 rooms have early C17 panelling and chimneypieces. Elaborate overmantle to main W room on ground floor with Ionic columns framing arcaded panels and carrying an entablature with strapwork frieze, continued around the room. Attached Barn on W of three bays facing S into yard. Jowled posts, long straight tension braces, straight braces to tie-beams, one purlin to each slope of clasped-purlin roof, trusses with inclined queen-struts to collars. Face-halved bladed scarf joint in wallplate. The house is said to have been associated with Cardinal Wolsey. (RCHM (1911)106: VCH (1912)182, 185: Kelly (1914)295: Pevsner (1977)154: RCHM Typescript: inf Mr. Farris).

Listing NGR: TL2131728368

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, A, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1912), 182
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 154
'Kellys Directory' in Hertfordshire, (1914), 295
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

National Grid Reference: TL 21317 28368


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