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Latitude: 51.8345 / 51°50'4"N
Longitude: -0.0035 / 0°0'12"W
OS Eastings: 537656
OS Northings: 216981
OS Grid: TL376169
Mapcode National: GBR KB7.ZX1
Mapcode Global: VHGPH.W5H0
Entry Name: Farmhouse at Swangles Farm and Former Granary at South West Corner
Listing Date: 30 September 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1078718
English Heritage Legacy ID: 356017
Location: Thundridge, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Thundridge
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
TL 31NE THUNDRIDGE COLD CHRISTMAS LANE
2/14 Farmhouse at Swangles Farm
and former Granary at SW
(Formerly listed as Swangles Farm
GV House and barn to rear under General)
Farmhouse, and granary now an outhouse. C15/C16 hall house
altered c1600 to 2-storeys throughout. C19 lean-to at W end.
C17/C18 granary. Timber frame of house plastered, front lined as
ashlar, all on a red brick sill. Very steep old red tile roofs.
Painted brick single-storey lean-to at W, with tiled roof, and
similar lean-to porch on front. 4-unit central chimney, baffle
entry plan house facing N with E bay roofed as a crosswing. W
end half-hipped. 2 W bays have the cambered tie-beams and heavy
curved braces of the older house, but W end wall apparently
rebuilt c1600. Wall paintings survive above collar level on the
E side of the middle trussed partition, and smoke blackened
rafters are re-used in the roof. 4-window front facing N with 3-
light C19 casement windows and plank door under lean-to porch.
Very large central red brick chimney of conjoined square shafts
with corbelled tops. C19 external side chimney to E and of
crosswing. Early C17 2-light ovolo moulded casement window cut
into framing of upper floor at this end. Interior has chamfered
and hollow stopped axial floor beams. More elaborate bar-stop in
room to W of door. W bay now axially divided to provide pantry
and dairy. Exposed squared joists. Old plank doors with iron
hinges and latches. Clasped purlin roofs with exposed wind
braces in bay E of central chimney. Heavy jowled posts and
rebates for shutters to windows. Large open fireplace exposed in
ground floor room E of door and in chamber over room W of door a
narrower fireplace with chamfered lintol, chamfered brick jambs
and C18 cast iron basket grate with raised figures with garland
borders. Wall painting said to be of outlined flowers in maroon
and dark green on a cream ground. 2-bay, timberframed and
weatherboarded granary. Red tiled roof and old plank door with
strap hinges and cat hole on E end. Now on outhouse with floor
removed. Swangles preserves the name of a family appearing in
the area in the C!4 (VCH (1912) 377: RCHM Typescript).
Listing NGR: TL3765616981
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