West Barn at Rectory Farm, Shillington Road, Pirton - North Hertfordshire

Tithe barn built late C15 or early C16. The building is now vacant and in need of major repairs. Other buildings on site have been converted into houses. Sympathetic proposals for repair and partial conversion have been agreed but have yet to be implemented. Barn letting in water. Owner has agreed to carry out timber-frame and roof repairs as essential preliminary to implementing conversion works. The Local Authority conservation officer inspected site in June 2017 to ascertain and agree extent of, and how to complete, the timber frame-repairs. Discussions on-going. Site sold, early 2018.

West Barn at Rectory Farm, Shillington Road, Pirton - North Hertfordshire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: WEST BARN AT RECTORY FARM
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1175545
  • Local Planning Authority: North Hertfordshire
  • Site Type: Agriculture and subsistence > Farm building


  • Building Name: West Barn at Rectory Farm
  • Street Name: Shillington Road
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • District / Borough: North Hertfordshire
  • Parish: Pirton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hitchin and Harpenden
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Andrew Martindale 01223 582705

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England