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List Entry Summary

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: 1167711



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bovingdon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Dec-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 157542

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BOVINGDON CHIPPERFIELD ROAD TL 00 SW (South side) 6/13 Rent Street Barns -


Farmhouse, now a private house. C16 with lower E part later than W part, W crosswing and hall to W of it and alterations c.1930 by Edmund Wimperis. Timber frames on brick sills, with plastered or painted brick infill. Steep old red tile roofs. C16, 2-storeys, 3-bays, end cross-passage plan house facing N with continuous N side jetty and 1½ storeys 3-bays structure added in C16 to E end, possibly a byre in the long-house tradition but probably service wing to house. 2 close-studded bays on ground floor and jettied gabled W crosswing and separate W hall open to roof c.1930 in antiquarian taste. Original walls have 4 or 5 wide panels to each bay. Entrance moved from E bay of hall, where passage was behind large chimney to gain entry to hall, to W bay of E part. Each of 6 bays has a window and there are 2 gabled dormers at the eaves to the E part. 2-light small square casement windows, but 2 3-light transomed windows inserted below jetty. Jetty has main beams carried on brackets and bull-nosed joists between. Interior has exposed timbers with 2 longitudinal beams to middle bay jettied part and the narrower E bay containing great chimney and cross passage. Trimming possibly for a stair in SW corner of hall. Parlour a step down in W bay has a single axial beam. All beams and joists on ground floor chamfered and hollow stopped. Large ogee-and-roll shaped bracket over wide fireplace to carry a floor beam in hall. Heavy jowled posts and quadrant curved tension braces. Wattle and daub infill in E wall in attic. Clasped- purlin roof with collar and struts and wind braces. Chamfered joists and beams carry floor of former attic. Structure of lower E part of roof open to stairwell with curved braces to cambered tie-beams, clasped purlin roof on inclined curved queen-posts with wind braces to purlins. At SE corner of jettied post are the mortices under the wallplates of a 4-light diamond mullioned window. Circular cast iron Boxmoor grazing rights plaque no. 588 (with no. 589 preserved inside). (RCHM(1911)66 no.3: Roberts(1975)no.14: Pevsner(1977)107).

Listing NGR: TL0213003208

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 107
Roberts, E, The Bovingdon Survey

National Grid Reference: TL 02130 03208


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