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Winchhill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Walden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8835 / 51°53'0"N

Longitude: -0.3487 / 0°20'55"W

OS Eastings: 513755

OS Northings: 221839

OS Grid: TL137218

Mapcode National: GBR H6K.W4F

Mapcode Global: VHFRG.XX1G

Plus Code: 9C3XVMM2+CG

Entry Name: Winchhill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307881

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162837

ID on this website: 101307881

Location: Wandon End, North Hertfordshire, LU2

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: King's Walden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: King's Walden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Farmhouse. Circa 1600; brick faced, rear extensions and renovated later
C19. Timber frame roughcast with sandy red brick facing and steep pitched old red tile roof. 2-storeys, cellar and attics facing E with gabled rear stair turret at end of cross-passage, left of centre.
EXTERIOR: Asymmetrical E front with damaged C20 windows. N and S gable external chimneys with wide chimney breast in old brick, and similar large projecting chimney to rear wall of middle room now enclosed in rear extension.
INTERIOR: Cross-passage has remains of early-C19 wallpaper, underneath which board panelling to left wall. 2 Jacobean heavy moulded door frames with jamb stops. Broad winding Jacobean stair around octagonal central mast with pyramid-plus-ball finials rises through 2 floors to attics where 2 contemporary doorways open to separate accommodation. Broad stopped and chamfered crossed beams to middle room of range. Spine beam to all floors. To S wall, stone moulded 4-centred arch fireplaces at ground and first floors, and brick 4-centred arch fireplace at second floor. Evidence of wall painting mostly lost at time of inspection (February 2003) although some may remain under lathe and plaster. Former cross passage at service end. Brick stairs to cellar, which has flint walls and wide opening under elliptical brick arch. Double purlin roof structure.

Listing NGR: TL1375521839

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