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4 and 5, Clay End

A Grade II Listed Building in Walkern, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9082 / 51°54'29"N

Longitude: -0.1048 / 0°6'17"W

OS Eastings: 530469

OS Northings: 224988

OS Grid: TL304249

Mapcode National: GBR K9B.BBM

Mapcode Global: VHGP2.49GK

Plus Code: 9C3XWV5W+73

Entry Name: 4 and 5, Clay End

Listing Date: 31 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347980

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159674

Location: Walkern, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Walkern

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Walkern

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(south side)

4/6 Nos 4, and 5


- II

House, now 2 houses. C16 or earlier open hall house, renovated
as 2 houses in Gothick style in mid C19. Timber frame roughcast
with steep hipped roof with gablets, of old red tiles. 2-
storeys, 4-windows long, facing W, with No 4 on S occupying lower
bay of hall and service end. Wide C19 Tudor arched doorway with
battened door into each half. 3-light cast iron flush lattice
casement windows. Similar windows in half-octagonal bay window
to left of door to No 5, and shallow rectangular hipped bay
window, to No 4. External rear chimney with 2 tall octagonal
shafts, similar pair to central chimney built in upper bay of
hall, and large 3-shaft external chinmney at N end. Visible
parts of chimneys rebuilt in grey brick in mid Cl9. Interior has
heavy jowled posts, very heavy cambered tie-beams, chamfered with
hollow stops, close-studding in rear wall, chamfered joists in
floor inserted in hall, straight tension braces in close studded
partition at lower end of hall, and an edge-halved scarf joint
with bridled butts in hall wallplate. Clasped-purlin roof with
curved wind-braces exposed in upper chambers. Possibly the
rectory house replaced by one in the High Street in 1632 (q.v.).

Listing NGR: TL3046924988

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