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BRIGGENS HOME FARM HOUSE AND ATTACHED WALL AT EAST

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: BRIGGENS HOME FARM HOUSE AND ATTACHED WALL AT EAST

List entry Number: 1307985

Location

BRIGGENS HOME FARM HOUSE AND ATTACHED WALL AT EAST, HARLOW ROAD (A414)

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hunsdon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Jan-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159958

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TL 41 SW HUNSDON HARLOW ROAD (A414 ) (north side)

2/21 Briggens Home Farm house and attached 24.1.67 wall at E

GV II

House and wall attached. Late C16, late C17 chimney probably replacing a timber one (RCHM Typescript), low C17 red brick garden wall attached at E, E room added and symmetrical 'Gothic' front applied as a landscape feature, probably when Robert Chester built Briggens opposite c1719, with a landscaped park probably by Bridgeman. Symmetrical late C19 single storey rear wings added when house formed 2 cottages. Older part is a 3- unit, lobby-entry plan house facing S, with unheated service room at W end. Timber frame plastered and steep old red tile gabled roof. 2 storeys, 2 windows roughcast, false front on S rises above level of old eaves. All windows on front have ogee headed 2-light wooden windows with transoms and iron plate casements (painted imitation window at upper right). 2 3-sided 2 storeys bays with ogee headed blind recesses in sides. Central 4-panel flush beaded door in simple pilastered surround with flat hood on shaped brackets. Axial beams chamfered and stopped, on Ground floor. Stair rises to rear of massive central chimney. Exposed close studding and long curved tension braces on inside of W wall and similar bracing in partition in same upper room. Clasped purlin roof. Named Juicy Brook house in Tithe Award of 1842. An historic C16 timberframed house, modernised in the C17, later disguised as a Gothic 'eye-catcher' in the C18 and little- altered since. Picturesque element in the landscape and part of the group of historic structures around the country house of Briggens.

Listing NGR: TL4119511470

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National Grid Reference: TL 41195 11470

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