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Moor Hall Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorley, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8496 / 51°50'58"N

Longitude: 0.1289 / 0°7'43"E

OS Eastings: 546729

OS Northings: 218916

OS Grid: TL467189

Mapcode National: GBR LCK.WZY

Mapcode Global: VHHLV.5RZZ

Plus Code: 9F32R4XH+RG

Entry Name: Moor Hall Farmhouse

Listing Date: 30 April 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214154

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398635

Location: Thorley, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM23

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Thorley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Thorley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

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4/7 Moor Hall Farm house



House. C16 or earlier hall-house. Reroofed, floor inserted and
stair turret added on E in C17. Altered, extended on E, and N
end faced in red brick in mid C19. Manor house of Moorhall Manor
belonging to Merton Priory 1291 up to 1544 when acquired by Sir
Henry Parker and the same year passed to the Newce family, the
holders in 1611 (VCH III (1912) 375). Timberframed and
plastered, 2 storeys under steep pitched gabled old red tile
roof. Red brick C19 parts on E and facing to N end. 70 feet long
4 rooms in line plan, end rooms shorter. N short room
reconstructed as entrance and staircase hall in C19. N long room
and S short room have axial chamfered beams. Remaining soot
blackened rafters in roof and different floor construction
suggest S long room was an open hall. Off axis C18 central
chimney may replace timberframed chimney (RCHM Typescript). Main
front originally on W. Plastered over low sill, with bold C17
plaster eaves cove with roll moulding at springing. 3- and 2-
light C19 wooden casement windows irregularly spaced. 4 on 1st
floor cut into cove. 3 on Ground floor and French window under
tiled lean-to hood. External gable chimney on S gable. N front
has 2 bargeboarded gables, C19 recessed sash windows, gabled
brick porch on right and canted bay window with tiled roof on
left. Timbers exposed inside, especially close studded
partitions with wattle and daub panels in roofspace, and heavy
swept jowled posts and chamfered tie beams on 1st floor. C18
moulded wooden fire surround with dentilled cornice, moved from
room over hall to Ground floor NE room. Remains of barrel
vaulted brick cellar under E extension. Clasped purlin roof with
lap-jointed collars, does not match bay divisions of older walls
and partitions.

Listing NGR: TL4672918916

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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