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Offley Holes Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9235 / 51°55'24"N

Longitude: -0.3042 / 0°18'15"W

OS Eastings: 516713

OS Northings: 226354

OS Grid: TL167263

Mapcode National: GBR H67.7YH

Mapcode Global: VHGNR.PX1B

Plus Code: 9C3XWMFW+98

Entry Name: Offley Holes Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307781

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162891

Location: Preston, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Preston

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Paul's Walden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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House. Circa 1700, altered and NW wing added in early C19 to give
impression of a double-fronted house as viewed from N on drive to
mansion of Offley Holes now gone. Red brick in Flemish-bond, front
painted. Steep old red tile roof, slate roof to wing. A long 2-storeys,
cellar, and attics house set at back of farmyard facing E. E front has
plinth plat-band and moulded brick corbels to kneelers of gable
parapets. Window pattern altered with several blocked or altered
openings. Present pattern has 3 windows to both floors. Flush box sash
windows with 6/6 panes. 2 gabled dormers on roofslope with 3-lights
leaded casements. Main entrance between first and second windows from N
with projecting Tuscan porch on 2 columns with dentilled triangular
pediment. Minor door between other windows into S service bay. Both
doors half-glazed with small panes. Positions of 3 chimneys at ridge
define a 2-cells, end-chimneys, central entrance house, with single-cell
S kitchen with its own S gable stack and domed brick oven projecting to
S under lean-to roof. Rear lean-to to same bay. Short parallel NW rear
wing has a S gable chimney but its 2-windows side N end deliberately
copies the W gable parapet of the old house and painted representations
on rectangles of plaster of the tall windows of the wing have been added
to the older gable end so that it appears as a 4 windows wide 2-storeys
and cellar house from N. Projecting gable chimney to C18 gable with
recessed segmental headed recess near top. Steps lead up eastward to
projecting square early C19 glazed timber porch in middle with elaborate
margin-light glazing, reeded pilasters, and wide mutuled cornice.
Original 3-lights early C18 mullioned 3-light leaded casement at rear
with rectangular quarries.

Listing NGR: TL1671326354

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