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Statutory Address:

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North Hertfordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 38450 35531


BARKWAY HIGH STREET TL 3835 (East side) Barkway

9/26 Nos. 59, and 27.5.68 61 (The Gables)


Large house, now 2 dwellings. Circa 1620 with a later C17 stair wing Altered and extended c.1900. Timber frame, cement rendered. Some C19 red brick to rear. Steeply pitched tiled roofs with some slates. Broad 3 cell lobby entry plan. 2 storeys and attic. Original entrance between centre and tight bays in a c.1900 closed gabled porch with a 4 fielded panelled door, fanlight, architrave, brackets. Flanking original full height shallow canted bay windows, mullion and transom 1:5:1 lights, small pane casements. To left is a ground floor carriageway through, double doors with a C19 low segmental arched head, moulded surround. Left bay is now No. 59 with a bay window appearing as to right but actually an oriel originally, underbuilt c.1900 when new entrance inserted to far left, part glazed door, brackets to gabled hood. Above each bay are gables jettied out with brattished and moulded bressumers on carved scrolled brackets pierced with hearts. Behind original entrance is a cross axial ridge stack with 3 octagonal shafts. Truncated stack added at left end behind ridge on rebuilt slated shallower rear slope. Later C17 broad lean-to stair wing behind central 'hall' bay. To rear right an original 2 storey and attic wing with a slightly higher ridge was shortened c.1900, refaced in red brick with a plat band, end stack. 2 storey C19 lean-to to rear left with 3 light casements, stack to rear adjoining a weatherboarded and cement rendered former barn. Interior: ovolo moulded bearers throughout, bolection moulded panelling in 'hall' and room above. Mid to late C17 broad open well staircase, barleysugar on squat vase balusters, square newel posts, moulded broad handrail. Fielded panelled doors and an ovolo moulded door surround into stair wing. A 4 centred chamfered brick arched fireplace. Stop chamfered jowled posts. Formerly the Town House and an Inn. (RCHM 1910: VCH 1914: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3845035531


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1914)
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)


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

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Date: 17 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/02806/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr L.W. Smith. Source Historic England Archive
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