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Wych Elm Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Walkern, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9227 / 51°55'21"N

Longitude: -0.1236 / 0°7'25"W

OS Eastings: 529129

OS Northings: 226574

OS Grid: TL291265

Mapcode National: GBR J7S.KJM

Mapcode Global: VHGNV.TX0X

Entry Name: Wych Elm Cottage

Listing Date: 31 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159656

Location: Walkern, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Walkern

Built-Up Area: Walkern

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Walkern

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(south side)

1/10 No 6
(Wych Elm Cottage)



Small house. C15 or early C16, E bay early C17. Timber frame on
tarred brick sill, roughcast with panelled pargetting. Steep
half-hipped thatch roof carried down over weatherboarded lean-to
at E end. A one and a half storeys, 3-bay former small open hall
house with storeyed bay at W end and inserted gable chimney at E.
Deeper single-storey C17 one-bay E extension still open to roof.
Later weatherboarded lean-to on E. Faces N with lobby entrance
by chimney and a single 3-light lattice window. Cast-iron 3-
light lattice to E end. Interior shows close-studding, jowled
posts in both C15 and Cl7 parts. Collar-rafter roof with purlins
added in W end. Deep arched braces to cambered tie beam at
middle of hall. Old axial floor joists in W bay. Straight
tension bracing in Cl7 E bay. Weatherboarding originally
external at W now within lean-to. Notable for the unusual
survival of this small late medieval house.

Listing NGR: TL2912926574

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