WEST BARN AT RECTORY FARM

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1175545
Date first listed:
27-May-1968
Date of most recent amendment:
24-Oct-1988
Statutory Address:
WEST BARN AT RECTORY FARM, SHILLINGTON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
WEST BARN AT RECTORY FARM, SHILLINGTON ROAD

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
North Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Pirton
National Grid Reference:
TL 14107 31886

Details

PIRTON SHILLINGTON ROAD TL 1431 (North side)

7/174 West Barn at 27.5.68 Rectory Farm

GV II*

Tithe Barn. C15 or early C16. Timber frame on sill of narrow red brick, dark weatherboarded, W side has exposed frame with early C17 red brick infill. Steep pitched roof half hipped now slated. A tall, 10-bays aisled rectorial tithe barn lying N-S on W side of farmstead facing E. Double doors in 3rd bay from each end. Raised threshing floor in 2 S bays. Low hipped extension on S end. Measures 135ft x 37ft, with narrow aisles and wide nave. Peninsular brick sills remain in some bays, carrying the sill plate across the aisle to take the foot of the arcade posts. Heavy jowled arcade-posts and jowled wall-posts. 5 studs in walls to each bay with one large tension brace to each bay cut into outside of studs. Holes in wallplate for wattle-and-daub infill replaced by brick infill with 2 rows of ventilating holes. Heavy aisle tie-beams and passing brace up to back of arcade post. Heavy slightly curved long braces to cambered tie-beams, and heavy curved braces to arcade plate. Edge-halved scarf joints with bridled butts in arcade plate. Single clasped-purlin to each slope of nave roof carried on trusses with collars and inclined queen-struts. Long slender flat rafter as if for thatched roof. Gable-end frame has central post flanked by a mid-height rail jointed in-line. Slender tension braces from main posts. Hip-rafters and collar link cantelevered ends of purlin. (RCHM (1911)163: VCH (1912)45).

Listing NGR: TL1410731886

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
163184
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, A, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1912), 45
Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 11 Nov 2006
Reference: IOE01/14254/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Black. Source Historic England Archive
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