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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: 1220772



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Little Hadham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Feb-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 394480

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TL 4422 LITTLE HADHAM ALBURY ROAD (east side) Little Hadham-on-Ash

8/7 The Whare



House. Late C15-early C16. Large, T-plan, hall house facing S with cross wing at E. Floor and large chimney inserted in hall range in C17 and roof reconstructed. 2 storeys, timberframed and plastered, with steep old red tile gabled roofs. Small lean-to rear extension under catslide tiled roof in the angle. N gable of E wing crossed by a dripboard at eaves level and gable above projects. Large red brick central chimney with 4 octagonal shafts, in line across hall range. Modern chimney at centre of E wing. 3-window front with door in line with central chimney. 3- light and 2-light wooden casements. E wing built as 2 storeys and 2 structural bays giving 2 rooms on each floor and stair hatch in SW corner now extended for present stair. Tension bracing in walls and a collar purlin crown post roof with straight braces to purlin only. The lower part of a 4-light unglazed diamond mullion window is exposed on the Ground floor N wall next to the NE corner. A similar window, blocked externally, survives in the Ewall of both the upper rooms, and the head mortices and associated shutter groove of a similar window on the straight underside of the cambered tie beam in both the N and S gables. The same edge-halved scarf with bridled butts is found in the wall plates of both the cross wing and the hall range but they are structurally separate. There is close studding and a long curved brace notched into the inner face of the W end. Angled jowled posts and a severed tie beam at E end of hall range. Roof reconstructed in clasped purlin construction. The same chamfered and hollow stopped joists carried on a chamfered axial beam form the inserted floor in both parts of the hall range. The central chimney has a wide fireplace with stopped and chamfered lintel in the middle room (hall) but both the W parlour and the chamber over (former stair in SW corner) have depressed 4-centred chamfered brick arched fireplaces, plastered in parlour. Hall fireplace served by 2 flues. Formerly in the same ownership as C16 Bridge End (the former Yewhurst Farm) 3 metres to S. RCHM consider this may be an example of the unit- system, for housing separate households, jointly farming with Bridge End, the same land (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL4402222747

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National Grid Reference: TL 44022 22747


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