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Wych Elms and Attached Wall, Goldings Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8111 / 51°48'39"N

Longitude: -0.0988 / 0°5'55"W

OS Eastings: 531158

OS Northings: 214206

OS Grid: TL311142

Mapcode National: GBR KBH.KTB

Mapcode Global: VHGPG.7QLZ

Plus Code: 9C3XRW62+CF

Entry Name: Wych Elms and Attached Wall, Goldings Park

Listing Date: 9 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268821

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461410

ID on this website: 101268821

Location: Broadoak End, East Hertfordshire, SG14

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hertford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Waterford St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL3114SW NORTH ROAD, Goldings
817-1/5/308 (West side)
Wych Elms and attached wall,
Goldings Park


Estate gardener's cottage. 1912-3. Architect HS
Goodhart-Rendel. Red brick, Flemish bond, tilehanging, orange
sandfaced clay tiled roof. Coupled square shafted
chimneystacks backing formerly balustraded, lead flat roof
above west elevation. Vernacular Revival style. Central entry
double-depth plan.
EXTERIOR: 1 storey and attics, and 2 storey. East elevation
has 2 canted bay windows over brick bases, with triple sash
windows, 8:16:8 panes, beneath soffit of overhanging eaves.
Central doorway with 6-panel semicircular headed door, upper 2
glazed, red rubbed brick arch, flanking rusticated quoin
pilasters, and quoins at corners. Return elevations have
tilehung asymmetrical gables. Roof sweeps down to ground-floor
window heads on east elevation. Large 6-light wood mullion and
transom window on first floor, above 2 narrow 8 pane flush-set
sash windows on ground floor. Westward 2-storey flat-roofed
projection straddles garden wall and faces towards the
West elevation has 2 canted brick bay windows, with projecting
plate band at first-floor level, first-floor window with brick
mullions and tile-creased transoms, original leaded lights in
metal casements now replaced with plain glass. Corbelled
cornice bands above and blocking course, formerly with turned
wood balustrade. Rusticated quoins left and right frame
central arched recess, which was designed as a garden shelter.
Roof with central gabled casement dormer on west.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: the high red brick wall, Flemish bond,
dates from C18 and was part of the gardens of the earlier
Goldings mansion, demolished c1875.
HISTORICAL NOTE: HS Goodhart Rendel (1887-1959) was an
original idiosyncratic architect, whose work spanned the
transition from the Arts and Crafts Movement to Modernism.
Wych Elms was an early work, influenced by Lutyens.
(Weaver L: Country Life Book of Cottages: London: 1913-:

Listing NGR: TL3115814206

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