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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: AVENUE FARM HOUSE

List entry Number: 1102505

Location

AVENUE FARM HOUSE, MAYDENCROFT LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
HertfordshireNorth HertfordshireDistrict AuthoritySt. Ippolyts

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 27-May-1968

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 162674

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History

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Details

ST IPPOLLITTS MAYDENCROFT LANE TL 1827 (South side) Gosmore

8/62 Avenue Farm House 27.5.68 GV II*

Farmhouse. Late medieval N wing, E wing c.1700 (possibly an older wing remodelled) with new entrance in E front. Timber frame brick cased, E wing largely brick built in dark red brick with black headers and light red brick dressings and arches. Steep old red tile roofs, E wing half-hipped. Old 2-storeys N Wing, facing S, has large internal chimney at junction of wings with gabled stair projection to N of it. Larger stair tower added in angle with new or remodelled E-wing rather later. E wing of 2 storeys and attics has central passage and 2 rooms to each floor with rearwall chimneys projecting externally. Fine symmetrical E front 5 windows wide with central entrance. 3 flat topped dormer windows on steep roofslope. Widely projecting wooden modillioned eaves cornice. Flush box sash windows with gauged flat arches with 6/6 panes on 1st floor but 6/9 panes in taller ground floor windows. 3 moulded stone steps with splayed iron hand rails to 6-panels divided door, upper panels fielded, bottom panels flush beaded. Semi-circular fanlight with radial fan in pilastered Doric doorcase with dentilled entablature and triangular open pediment. Early C18 stair has awkward access to attic. Panelled N room with original fireplace on ground floor off stone floored entrance. Name refers to broad mature beech avenue extending to E of house on axis of its E front. (Pevsner (1977)148: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1870427029

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N and Cherry, B - Title: The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire - Date: 1977 - Page References: 148

National Grid Reference: TL 18704 27029

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