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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: 1347976



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Walkern

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Oct-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 31-May-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159657

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TL 22 NE WALKERN CHURCH END (south side)

1/11 No 10 (farmhouse at Bridgefoot Farm) 20.10.52 (formerly listed as Bridgefoot Farmhouse)


House. Mid C15 open hall house with 2 crosswings, hall floored over and chimney built in late C16, rear wing late Cl7 or early C18, N crosswing demolished before lean-to wash house built against N side of rear wing. Timber frame on stucco sill, roughcast with weatherboarding on ground floor of N end and remains of pargetting on E front. Steep old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys T-plan house facing E with crosswing at S, large gabled 2 storeys and attic wing projecting to rear, small gabled rear stair tower in line with the large central chimney built in the former hall against the remaining original crosswing. E front has irregular fenestration, door under the jettied and gabled crosswing at the left, and a plastered and tiled lean-to at the S end. Flush box sash windows generally, with 8/8 panes. Small 2- light, ovolo moulded, mullioned window to upper floor closet beside chimney. Blocked window to chamber over N end partly opened up and single casement inserted. Tall red brick chimney rising through front slope of roof with 4 conjoined polygonal shafts of differing forms. Sash windows to stair and upper floor of crosswing at rear, but rear wing has a jettied gable top overhang protecting the 3-light leaded casement attic window. 2- storeys late Cl7 canted bay window with transomed casements and gabled roof over. Tall, formerly external, chimney on N side of rear wing with 2 square diagonal shafts. Clasped-purlin roofs to hall and crosswing, with cambered and chamfered tie-beam and cambered collar-beam over the hall, jowled posts including one on outside of N end for demolished N crosswing, and curved tension bracing and close studding exposed internally in the N end wall. Deep moulded wooden lintol to C16 kitchen fireplace. Soffits of floor beams inserted in hall are carved in relief with a regular strapwork pattern of rectangles and ovals. Large square panels with mid-rail in framing of S wing. (RCHM (1911) 225: VCH (1912) 151-2: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2918426525

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, A, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1912), 151-2
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

National Grid Reference: TL 29184 26525


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