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BEAUCHAMPS

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.

Name: BEAUCHAMPS

List entry Number: 1307537

Location

BEAUCHAMPS

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wyddial

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Dec-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 160376

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History

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Details

TL 33 SE WYDDIAL WYDDIAL (south side)

1/155 Beauchamps (formerly listed 19.10.51 as Beauchamps Farmhouse)

- II

House. Circa 1653 for Ralph Beash (VCH (1914) 82), front cased in brick c.1860. Timber frame exposed in red brick sill (re-using material from demolition of much of Ardeley Place: RCHM Typescript). Polychrome casing to front of red brick with white brick dressings and quoins. Steep old red tile roofs. Tall red brick chimneys. An unusually large internal-chimney, lobby-entry plan house, originally of 2 storeys and attics with a small cellar, facing S. Symmetrical plan (gabled 2-storeys central porch built, and passage driven through stack, in C19) and gabled rear projection at NE and NW each with wide stair rising to attic and a service room on each floor. Contemporary projecting end chimneys each serve 2 floors and attic with chamfered 3-centred brick arched fireplaces on every floor. E half in service use with large kitchen served by middle stack with end parlour and pantry beside stair. Unheated parlour in NW projection behind stair. Hall, and end-parlour with oak scratch moulded panelling occupy W half. Chambers above correspond with divisions of Gd floor, each heated in front range. Symmetrical C19 front has 2 bays to each side of gabled 2 storeys porch defined by pilasters. Large recessed 3-light wooden case- ment windows with horizontal bars, one on each floor in each bay. Square-headed moulded labels of stone or stucco over Gd floor windows. Chamfered plinth. Tudor arched doorway with arched label to entrance with battened door. 2-light casement window over with label and pierced sinous bargeboard with pendant, to gable. Very tall red brick chimneys with square shafts linked at head, 4 in middle stack (rebuilt) and 3 at each end. Exposed timber frame with close studding, and some straight tension bracing, exposed at sides and rear. Single-storey C19 lean-to pentice and gabled porch between twin projections. Interior has chamfered axial beams, clasped-purlin roof and face-halfed bladed scarf joints in wallplates. Moulded plank door to attic and to closet and room over porch. 2-panel raised and fielded door with HL hinges to stair off kitchen (stair dismantled). Decorative H-hinges to 2 tall narrow panelled doors to 'salt cupboards' behind middle stack on 1st floor. Arcaded C17 overmantle in SW parlour. (RCHM (1911)139: VCH (1914) 80: RCHM Typescript)

Listing NGR: TL3819831415

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1914), 80
Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

National Grid Reference: TL 38198 31415

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