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Loxley Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Long Marston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8325 / 51°49'57"N

Longitude: -0.701 / 0°42'3"W

OS Eastings: 489604

OS Northings: 215674

OS Grid: SP896156

Mapcode National: GBR D2W.3KY

Mapcode Global: VHDV6.S6RJ

Entry Name: Loxley Farm

Listing Date: 30 November 1966

Last Amended: 29 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068887

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355757

Location: Tring Rural, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP23

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Tring Rural

Built-Up Area: Long Marston

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Tring

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

SP 8915
(South side)
Long Marston
8/121 No. 1 (Loxley Farm)
30.11.66 (formerly listed as
Loxley Farmhouse)
Farmhouse, now a private house. Early C16, floors in main range, central
chimney and rear lean-to mid C17, C18 brick casing to front. Timber
frame on brick sill with brick infill, red brick front with grey headers.
Steep old red tile roofs. A large 2-storeys, lobby entry plan house
facing N with 2-storeys and attic service crosswing at W end projecting
to front and small C19 single-storey hip-roofed extension at E end. N
front has plinth, 2 flush 3-light casement windows to each floor and
windows to E extension and each floor of crosswing. Segmental arches and
external shutters to ground floor and central 6-panel raised and fielded
door with moulded hood on shaped brackets. Wide arch in plinth over
capped well to left of door. Tall axial 3-shafts chimney on joint plinth
with joint moulded cap. Polygonal shafts with pilaster strips. Large
external chimney and exposed frame on 1st floor of W side of 2-bays W
wing. The house appears to have been built partly open to the roof and
with a contemporary but structurally independent crosswing. It probably
had 2 smoke-bays back-to-back with lobby entrance to side as now.
Central truss a closed truss in its upper part, and mid C17 chimney
probably re-uses lintel of smoke hood. Hall to W of stack has floor with
chamfered and scroll stopped joists carried on massive axial beam with
double ovolo chamfer and elaborate 3-bar stops. Similar chamfered joists
in W room (parlour) carried on chamfered axial beam with less elaborate
stops. Mid C17 brick chimney has clunch jambs to hall fireplace and oven
under winding stair at rear. 2-bays W crosswing has flat joists,
trimming for stair next present stair in rear E corner, and fine early
C17 strapwork carved soffit to crossbeam (? casing). Chamber fireplace
over hall has 4-centred moulded brick head and jambs. Clasped-purlin
roofs with curved wind braces. The well finished joists over the hall
are continued over the rear outshut adjoining as if it was an extension
of the room. (RCHM(1911)223 no.6: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: SP8960415674

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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