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Legggatts Farmhouse, and Leggatts Cottages, Numbers 1 and 2

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

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Latitude: 51.9074 / 51°54'26"N

Longitude: -0.3072 / 0°18'25"W

OS Eastings: 516548

OS Northings: 224557

OS Grid: TL165245

Mapcode National: GBR H6F.75F

Mapcode Global: VHGNY.MBG4

Plus Code: 9C3XWM4V+W4

Entry Name: Legggatts Farmhouse, and Leggatts Cottages, Numbers 1 and 2

Listing Date: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366125

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162820

Location: King's Walden, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: 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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4/28 Leggatts Farmhouse, and
Leggatts Cottages,
Nos. 1, and 2


2 linked farmhouses in same farmyard, now a farmhouse and 2 cottages.
C16, floors and chimneys inserted later C17, E house altered in mid C19.
Timber frame exposed only on rear gable of crosswing of W house with red
brick infill panels. This has red brick casing to front over a stucco
base, roughcast 1st floor to crosswing and low rear extension to N with
dark weatherboarded outhouse beyond. E house stuccoed. Steep old red
tile roof to W house: E house has steep roofs covered in slate. 2
2-storeys L-shaped houses linked in echelon facing S. An example of the
Unit System whereby separate households jointly work the same farm. E
house (Leggatts Farmhouse) has a hall range, W crosswing projecting to
rear, and a small C19 brick wing built in the rear angle parallel with
the hall range. Internal chimneys to wing and hall range. S front has 3
3-lights casements to hall range with door and 2 sash windows to ground
floor under a lean-to verandah. Gabled wing to LH has a canted bay
window and casement windows to 1st floor and attic. W house has short
hall range and gabled W crosswing extending to rear. Cellar under E part
of hall range. Tall brick chimney at junction of wings and entrance by
stack. Rear outshut to hall. S front has small 2-lights casement window
over door and a 3-lights window to right on each floor. 2-lights window
to S end of wing, on each floor. Doorway in W side of wing to No. 2.
Inside the W house has a winding staircase with heavy moulded handrail.
(RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1654824557

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