Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1102591

Date first listed: 27-May-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Jun-1987

Statutory Address: NUMBERS 11 (THE RED HOUSE) AND 11A, 11 AND 11A, HIGH STREET


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Statutory Address: NUMBERS 11 (THE RED HOUSE) AND 11A, 11 AND 11A, HIGH STREET

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Barkway

National Grid Reference: TL 38487 35819


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BARKWAY HIGH STREET TL 3835 (East side) Barkway

9/17 Nos. II (The Red House) 27.5.68 and lla (formerly listed as No. II [The Red House])


Large house, now 2 dwellings. C16 origins. Main block c.1720. Early bays remodelled and rear block added c.1830. Red brick facade with plum brick casing and additions, some timber framing to early core. Tile and slate roofs. Main block is 5 bays, 2 storeys, attic and cellar. Plinth. Steps with spear headed iron railings swept up to central entrance, 8 fielded panelled door, original Doric doorcase, fluted pilasters with egg and dart echinus. Glazing bar sashes with moulded open frames in shallow reveals, gauged brick, flat arched heads, stone sills. Giant end pilasters with moulded brick cornice to rebuilt stone coped parapet. 3 hipped 2 light small pane dormers. Internal end stacks rebuilt in C19 with oversailing caps, slightly extruded with offsets to right. Stone coped gable end parapets. Gable end brick replaces earlier timber frame. Right end has an original rainwater pipe and hopper. Attached to left is lower 2 bay service range with C16 origins, refaced and raised in early C19 as 2 storeys of unequal height. Ground floor: entrance to left, 4 panelled door in deep recess with a cambered head. To right a flush frame 3 light small pane casement. Plat band to first floor with 16 pane glazing bar sashes, recessed to left, flush frame to right. Shallow pitched slate roof. Left end stack and cement rendering. To rear of main block is an early C19 parallel range, slightly lower with a shallower pitch to roof. To garden 3 bays, outer bays breaking forward. Ground floor: central 2/3 glazed door with a semi-circular fanlight, round headed recess and relieving arch, flanking full length tripartite sashes with segmental heads, plat bands at impost level, first floor 16 pane glazing bar sashes, moulded eaves soffit. End stacks. Right end from front has a round headed staircase window and a 1983 1 storey brick and slate roofed addition. Low C19 and C20 slate roofed additions to rear of kitchen wing. Interior: entrance straight into traditional 'hall' with through passage to rear, C18 raised panelling, box cornices, bolection moulded fireplaces. Early C19 plaster cornices, depressed arched niches and dogleg staircase with slat balusters and a ramped handrail. Chamfered bearers in early bays. (Pevsner 1977: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3848735819


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Legacy System number: 162471

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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)

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