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Statutory Address:

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

North Hertfordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 38466 35930


BARKWAY HIGH STREET TL 3835 (West side) Barkway

9/38 No. 2


- II*

House. c.1500, smoke hood inserted in late C16, stack and floor in early C17. Extended in C18, restored 1978. Timber frame on brick base, part exposed, largely plastered. Tiled roofs. 3 bay end hall house, storeyed bay with jettied gable end towards road, extended by two 1 bay additions to rear. Now all 2 storeys. Narrow gable end to road has exposed framing, close studding, passing tension braces. Jetty on 3 curved braces. Jowled posts, cambered tie beam, struts to collar with end of collar purlin exposed. Inserted leaded lights, bargeboards. 2 and 3 light C20 flush frame casements on returns. Between 2 original hall bays behind storeyed front bay is a ridge stack, cap rebuilt. Right return has catslide roof over early lean-to outshut behind 2 hall bays. First bay added to rear has a lower ridge to a gambrel roof with a C20 entrance porch on left return. Further bay to rear has a shallower pitch to roof. Ridge stack between 2 added bays. Second entrance to rear. Interior: late C16 timber framed smoke hood survives with original panel framing, mud and straw infill and blackened interior, later brick stack inserted within smoke hood. Crown post roof, soot blackened rafters. C17 stop chamfered bearer and joists inserted in hall. (Pevsner 1977: Hertfordshire Countryside, vol.33, 229, May 1978, p.35: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3846635930


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)
'Hertfordshire Countryside' in May, , Vol. 33, (1978), 35


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: 16 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/02808/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr L.W. Smith. Source Historic England Archive
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