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


List entry Number: 1101421



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

County District District Type Parish
HertfordshireEast HertfordshireDistrict AuthorityArdeley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 31-May-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159538

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TL 3225 ARDELEY WOOD END (north side)

10/3 Farmhouse at Chapel Farm including former - Congregational Chapel


House, and former Chapel, now one property. House late C16. Timber frame with close-studding exposed on front and rear. Steep old red tile roof. A 2-storeys, 5-bay, 3-cell plan house facing S with a continuous front jetty and central chimney backing onto cross passage a third from the W end. C17 red brick chimney of conjoined square shafts. Winding stair to N of chimney (renewed). Hall in middle with axial beam moulded with double cyma. Unheated parlour at E end with exposed framing in walls and upper floor structure. Joists rest on a rail in the rear (N) wall are not jointed to wall. Service room at W end formerly had a screen separating it from the cross-passage. S entrance by moulded 4-centred arched doorway with carved spandrels. 3 windows front with moulded and carved bressumer, small 2-light flush casement windows on upper floor and larger ones on ground floor. Plank door with decorative hinges. Moulded doorway with segmental arched head into hall. Very heavy exposed floor joists. A little altered C16 jettied house of great interest. Former Congregational Chapel at E end of house, erected 1820 as a preaching station for Wymondley Academy (datestone on W wall: VCH (1912) 198) and rebuilt 1862 (datestone on E front). Red brick with slate roofs. Grey brick used for pilasters and polychrome arch and raking cornices on E front, side lean-to porches. Triple round-headed stone window. Pointed moulded stone doorways. Main axis of chapel N-S with entrance gabled frontispiece on roadside on E. Became part of house in 1970's. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3256325473

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, A, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1912), 198

National Grid Reference: TL 32563 25473


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