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North Hertfordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 16713 26354



2/99 Offley Holes Farmhouse 27.5.68


House. Circa 1700, altered and NW wing added in early C19 to give impression of a double-fronted house as viewed from N on drive to mansion of Offley Holes now gone. Red brick in Flemish-bond, front painted. Steep old red tile roof, slate roof to wing. A long 2-storeys, cellar, and attics house set at back of farmyard facing E. E front has plinth plat-band and moulded brick corbels to kneelers of gable parapets. Window pattern altered with several blocked or altered openings. Present pattern has 3 windows to both floors. Flush box sash windows with 6/6 panes. 2 gabled dormers on roofslope with 3-lights leaded casements. Main entrance between first and second windows from N with projecting Tuscan porch on 2 columns with dentilled triangular pediment. Minor door between other windows into S service bay. Both doors half-glazed with small panes. Positions of 3 chimneys at ridge define a 2-cells, end-chimneys, central entrance house, with single-cell S kitchen with its own S gable stack and domed brick oven projecting to S under lean-to roof. Rear lean-to to same bay. Short parallel NW rear wing has a S gable chimney but its 2-windows side N end deliberately copies the W gable parapet of the old house and painted representations on rectangles of plaster of the tall windows of the wing have been added to the older gable end so that it appears as a 4 windows wide 2-storeys and cellar house from N. Projecting gable chimney to C18 gable with recessed segmental headed recess near top. Steps lead up eastward to projecting square early C19 glazed timber porch in middle with elaborate margin-light glazing, reeded pilasters, and wide mutuled cornice. Original 3-lights early C18 mullioned 3-light leaded casement at rear with rectangular quarries.

Listing NGR: TL1671326354


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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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Date: 12 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/15538/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive
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