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The Whare

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Hadham, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8847 / 51°53'4"N

Longitude: 0.0912 / 0°5'28"E

OS Eastings: 544022

OS Northings: 222747

OS Grid: TL440227

Mapcode National: GBR LC3.ZTY

Mapcode Global: VHHLM.JWKK

Entry Name: The Whare

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220772

English Heritage Legacy ID: 394480

Location: Little Hadham, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG11

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Little Hadham

Built-Up Area: Little Hadham

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Little Hadham

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(east side)
Little Hadham-on-Ash

8/7 The Whare



House. Late C15-early C16. Large, T-plan, hall house facing S
with cross wing at E. Floor and large chimney inserted in hall
range in C17 and roof reconstructed. 2 storeys, timberframed and
plastered, with steep old red tile gabled roofs. Small lean-to
rear extension under catslide tiled roof in the angle. N gable
of E wing crossed by a dripboard at eaves level and gable above
projects. Large red brick central chimney with 4 octagonal
shafts, in line across hall range. Modern chimney at centre of E
wing. 3-window front with door in line with central chimney. 3-
light and 2-light wooden casements. E wing built as 2 storeys
and 2 structural bays giving 2 rooms on each floor and stair
hatch in SW corner now extended for present stair. Tension
bracing in walls and a collar purlin crown post roof with
straight braces to purlin only. The lower part of a 4-light
unglazed diamond mullion window is exposed on the Ground floor N
wall next to the NE corner. A similar window, blocked
externally, survives in the Ewall of both the upper rooms, and
the head mortices and associated shutter groove of a similar
window on the straight underside of the cambered tie beam in both
the N and S gables. The same edge-halved scarf with bridled
butts is found in the wall plates of both the cross wing and the
hall range but they are structurally separate. There is close
studding and a long curved brace notched into the inner face of
the W end. Angled jowled posts and a severed tie beam at E end
of hall range. Roof reconstructed in clasped purlin construction.
The same chamfered and hollow stopped joists carried on a
chamfered axial beam form the inserted floor in both parts of the
hall range. The central chimney has a wide fireplace with stopped
and chamfered lintel in the middle room (hall) but both the W
parlour and the chamber over (former stair in SW corner) have
depressed 4-centred chamfered brick arched fireplaces, plastered
in parlour. Hall fireplace served by 2 flues. Formerly in the
same ownership as C16 Bridge End (the former Yewhurst Farm) 3
metres to S. RCHM consider this may be an example of the unit-
system, for housing separate households, jointly farming with
Bridge End, the same land (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL4402222747

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

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