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Latitude: 51.8219 / 51°49'18"N
Longitude: -0.0988 / 0°5'55"W
OS Eastings: 531132
OS Northings: 215401
OS Grid: TL311154
Mapcode National: GBR KB9.RV3
Mapcode Global: VHGPG.7GNQ
Entry Name: Waterford Hall Farm House with Attached Barns and Stables
Listing Date: 24 November 1966
Last Amended: 11 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1089084
English Heritage Legacy ID: 356234
Location: Stapleford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG14
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Stapleford
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Stapleford
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
STAPLEFORD HIGH ROAD (A602)
TL 31 NW
4/124 Waterford Hall Farm House
24.11.66 with attached Barns and
Stables (formerly listed
as Waterford Hall House
and Farm buildings)
House. c.1600, extended in C17, refronted and altered in early C19.
English bond red brick, later stock brick, all colourwashed. Timber
frame to addition, rendered. Steeply pitched tiled roof. 3 bay lobby
entry with rear stair wing, early 2 bay addition to right. 2 storeys and
attic. Ground floor: central entrance with early C19 ornamental iron
porch, triple arcade on slender columns, coved head. Recessed door has
pilastered jambs, rectangular fanlight, bracketed hood. Flanking C19
tripartite sashes, that to left full length. First floor: central 12
pane sash and outer tripartite sashes. Two 2 light box dormers. Rebuilt
central ridge stack with 2 diagonally set stock brick shafts. Gable end
moulded kneelers to coped parapets. Left end small attic sash, tumbled
in brickwork. To rear: central gabled staircase wing with tumbled in
brickwork, small sashes. To right an original external stack with
offsets, moulded projection to side, 2 tall diagonal shafts with moulded
bases, rebuilt oversailing caps. To left a first floor original. low
window, blocked with timber sill, hood mould, ground floor lean-to
outshut. C19 addition to left of stair wing with a stack on return with
offsets and 2 diagonal shafts. Attached to right of main house and set
back slightly is lower 2 bay early addition. Ground floor: canted bay
window to left, 4 light flush frame casement and a door with a simple
bracketed hood to right. First floor 2 flush frame 4 light casements.
Sprocket eaves. Right gable end is brick with kneelers to coped parapet.
Central cross axial ridge stack with 2 diagonal shafts. Catslide roof
over continuous lean-to outshut to rear with a gabled dormer. Interior:
newel stair, stop chamfered bearers and door frames. Attached to right
and extending to enclose three sides of farmyard are a large group of
C18 and C19 outbuildings. Immediately to right of house is dairy, coach
house and hay loft. Ground floor stock brick with 2 double doors, 2
single doors and a small casement, first floor weatherboarded with a
loft door and a leaded 2 light casement. Further right a barn, C19,
timber frame, brick base, weatherboarded, corrugated sheet roofing. 5
bays. Central gabled midstrey with double doors, flanking lean-tos, that
to left stock brick. Interior: straight braces to tie beams, queen
struts to collars, butt purlins. A 2 bay weatherboarded range to right
with pantiles and corrugated sheet roofing links to a taller C18 or C19
barn at right angles. Timber frame on brick base, weatherboarded. Tiled
roof. 10 bays with openings to centre of each 5 bay section. Gabled
midstrey with flanking lean-tos to rear of section nearer house.
Interior: some curved and some straight braces to tie beams, angled
struts to lower purlins, collars to upper purlins. Completing yard are
C19 stock brick cow sheds and stables. Tiled roofs. 3 bays of open
fronted sheds with pantiles link to barn. Stables with 4 doors and a
barred window. (VCH 1912: Pevsner 1977).
Listing NGR: TL3113215401
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