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Farmhouse at Cromer Farm

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ardeley, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9374 / 51°56'14"N

Longitude: -0.1147 / 0°6'52"W

OS Eastings: 529702

OS Northings: 228225

OS Grid: TL297282

Mapcode National: GBR K8Y.FTT

Mapcode Global: VHGNV.YKQM

Entry Name: Farmhouse at Cromer Farm

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Last Amended: 31 May 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101451

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159515

Location: Ardeley, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Ardeley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ardeley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

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6/10 Farmhouse at
Cromer Farm

19.10.51 (formerly listed
as Cromer Farmhouse)


House. Circa 1500 open hall house with 2 jettied cross-wings,
central chimney and floor over hall inserted in late C16 or early
Cl7, S wing enlarged to E in C17, NE wing C20. Timber frame
roughcast but framing exposed outside on front of ground floor
of crosswings, and upper floor of S wing. Steep old red tile
roofs. An H-plan house of 2 storeys facing W. One and a half
storeys hall range in middle has a galbed dormer at the eaves
and a large central chimney near the S end backing onto the cross-
passage. Jettied upper floors of crosswings carried on bull-
nose joists and knee braces. Tension braces to upper floor
of S wing. 3-windows to each floor. Flush leaded C18 lattice
casements. Single hexagonal shaft to central chimney. Later
external chimney on N side of N (parlour) wing with diagonal
square shafts (rebuilt). Timbers exposed inside, with close
studding curved tension braces, heavy square-section joists,
moulded axial beam and chamfered and stopped joists in the hall,
4-centred arched rear doorway, former exterior framing of house
exposed in extension, traces of large hall window and shutter
recesses, hollow chamfered posts and braces of central hall truss,
and smoke-blackened clasped-purlin roof (constructed without
end trusses). At S, service wing axially divided. Crow-stepped
decoration to upper part of hall chimney stack. (RCHM (1911)
38: VCH (1912) 194: Pevsner (1977) 72: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2970228225

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