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Walkern Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Walkern, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9077 / 51°54'27"N

Longitude: -0.1115 / 0°6'41"W

OS Eastings: 530006

OS Northings: 224922

OS Grid: TL300249

Mapcode National: GBR K9B.8ML

Mapcode Global: VHGP2.09XX

Plus Code: 9C3XWV5Q+39

Entry Name: Walkern Hall

Listing Date: 31 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101390

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159668

Location: Walkern, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Walkern

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Walkern

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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3/1 & 4/1 Walkern Hall



Country house. C18 N wing possibly cl8lO by Geo Smith for J
Gosling. S wing and NE service wing 1827-30 by J Pemberton for J
Izzard a Baldock brewer, interior has work of late C19. Stucco
on brick, lined as ashlar, with Portland stone faced plinth and
suppressed slate roof. Painted stucco features. A substantial,
3 storeys, double-pile house, 5 windows wide, facing W. 2-
storeys wings 2 windows wide only a little lower, with corner
pilasters and same bold frieze and cornice as main block. Greek
doric porch with paired columns and full entablature now glazed.
Large semi-octagonal bay window to ground floor of each wing,
with tall sash windows set in round-headed recesses. Band at
sill level of 1st floor windows continues round bay of each wing.
Recessed sash windows with 6/6 panes, 3/3 to top floor. 3-
storeys, 5 windows rear facade corresponds but windows altered on
left half for later stair. S wing only extends to rear and has
its main facade to S. N end has a single storey projection with
3 round-arched openings of 2 recessed orders: door in centre, and
smaller door with radial fanlight on left and radial glazing to
sash window on right. Long 2-storeys service wing in grey brick
with gauged flat arches and unusual 3-light horizontally sliding
windows. Hipped slate roof with plastered eaves soffit. Set in
ornamental grounds with a ha-ha to the W, in the medieval hunting
park of Walkern manor. Known as Clay Hall before C20. (Pevsner
(1977) 373: RCHM Typescript: G Curtis A Chronicle of Small Beer

Listing NGR: TL3000624922

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