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Hillside Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Breachwood Green, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8855 / 51°53'7"N

Longitude: -0.3238 / 0°19'25"W

OS Eastings: 515459

OS Northings: 222098

OS Grid: TL154220

Mapcode National: GBR H6L.NYG

Mapcode Global: VHGNY.BVNY

Plus Code: 9C3XVMPG+5F

Entry Name: Hillside Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102441

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162824

Location: King's Walden, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: King's Walden

Built-Up Area: Breachwood Green

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: King's Walden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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27.5.68 (Hillside Farmhouse)


House. Late medieval open hall range, C17 taller S crosswing, windows
C19. Timber frame roughcast with steep old red tile roofs. A T-plan
house, set back from road, facing W, with 16 storeys hall range and
2-storeys and attic crosswing. The older hall has been truncated at
both ends and the present entrance and entrance-passage in the N side
of the wing may replace the former crosspassage. Large internal stack
to N end of hall range with pilaster strips to shaft and space on its E
flank for a stair. 3-bays crosswing has partitioned rear-bay with broad
winding stair in NE corner rising to attic. Very large external chimney
on S side of wing serving fireplaces on ground and 1st floor. W front
has a 2-lights casement window to the hall range with a similar window
in a dormer over. Show-front of gabled wing has separate jetties to
gable triangle with small 3-lights attic window, and to 1st floor with
a 4-lights casement windows. Canted bay window to ground floor under
jetty with painted heavy battened door to left. Interior has arched-
braced tie-beam of open truss of hall above upper floor level and
queen-struts to collar of clasped-purlin roof. N-end truss of inclined
queen-post type. The inserted floor with bead-moulded joists is carried
on an axial beam moulded with a hollow chamfer-plus-roll on each side.
The large 2-bays room on the ground floor of the wing has a broad
chamfered beam with stops indicating that the passage partition is an
addition. Fine 4-centred Totternhoe stone fireplace with ovolo moulding
within a cyma moulded square frame. Smaller similar fireplace to chamber
on 1st floor. The attic has a roof carried on 2 butt-purlins in each
slope. Iron fishtail pattern hinges to plank door to attic. A little-
altered example of a C17 crosswing with show front. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1545922098

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