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Latitude: 51.8399 / 51°50'23"N
Longitude: -0.3572 / 0°21'25"W
OS Eastings: 513279
OS Northings: 216970
OS Grid: TL132169
Mapcode National: GBR H74.LJL
Mapcode Global: VHFRV.R0JW
Entry Name: Farm Buildings Including Mill Office at Hyde Mill
Listing Date: 22 June 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1119788
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469344
Location: Wheathampstead, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, LU2
District: St. Albans
Civil Parish: Wheathampstead
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Wheathampstead
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
LOWER HARPENDEN ROAD
Farm buildings including mill office at Hyde Mill
Complex of farm buildings, including mill office and mill race arch. Late C19, with minor C20 alterations. Brick and weatherboarding, beneath slated roof coverings.
Plan: Rectangular courtyard plan, located to the south of the mill and farmhouse, with Mill Office, attached Pig Sties and Stables extending around 3 sides of the enclosed yard, and with taller barn and attached stone forming L-shaped range adjacent to road frontage and entrance drive.
Mill Office to north-west corner of courtyard with integral carriage shed, and attached wall connecting with mill race arch. Attached to rear of office, a long single storeyed range of stables with pig sties, beneath a shallow-pitched roof. The pig sties occupy 4 bays at the north end, and have a timber screen wall to the yard, set between timber arcade posts, behind which are brick pens with arched openings and brick dividing walls. Above the pens is a storage floor with slatted screen to front extending to the ridge.
Arcaded front continues south, with boarded front walls to stables, incorporating split doors. Open bay to centre of range. Return range at east end of brick, extending westwards, then north to link with barn and grain store.
L-shaped Barn and Grain Stone. Single storey with lofts, with wide-, full-height double doorway from yard (west) elevation, beneath wide segmental arch. Return wall to left with two ground floor windows. Blind gable to south end forms north side of access into yard. North elevation faces NW, and flanks mill entrance drive. Central doorway flanked by shallow arch-headed openings set immediately tall taking in doors with their heads at eaves level. On either side, and between these doorways, 4 high level windows of 4X3 panes. East elevation forms road frontage with 3 arch-headed double doors to loft, providing loading facilities at roadside.
A farm complex designed specifically to serve the adjacent mill complex, with extensive stabling for working horses, grain storage and processing facilities, together with roadside loading/unloading capability included within the complex. The farm buildings, mill office, attached wall and the mill race arch form a group with Hyde Mill, attached granary and store (item 10027), the sluice gate (item 10025) and Hyde Mill Farmhouse, (44/233).
Listing NGR: TL1327916970
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