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Description: Berwick Farmhouse
Date Listed: 18 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 115435
OS Grid Reference: TL7782211768
OS Grid Coordinates: 577822, 211768
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7763, 0.5762
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TL 71 SE HATFIELD PEVEREL TERLING HALL ROAD
5/95 Berwick Farmhouse
House. Mid C14, altered in C16 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall facing SW, with late C16 axial stack in
left bay, service bay to left, 2-bay parlour/solar crosswing to right. 2-bay
extension to rear of crosswing, late C16, and late C16 lean-to stair extension
in rear angle. C19 extension to right of crosswing, with stack in the
intermediate wall, and C20 single-storey extension to rear of it. Hall range of
one storey with attics, remainder of 2 storeys. Ground floor, 4 C20 sashes.
First floor, 2 C20 casements, one more in gabled dormer (under construction at
time of survey, January 1985) and one C20 sash in gable dormer. The crosswing
is jettied to the front, fully plastered. The hall has a chamfered ogee
doorhead (mutilated) and wide display bracing in the right wall, a large
wood-burning hearth, the mantel beam chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, and a
late C16 inserted floor comprising a chamfered axial beam and chamfered joists
of horizontal section, all with lamb's tongue stops, supported on pegged clamps.
The service bay was unstoreyed originally, now with a floor, rebuilt in
softwood, and an early C19 semi-circular cupboard. The crosswing has plain
joists of large horizontal section. Crownpost roofs in both, the central
crownpost of the hall of octagonal section with moulded base and cap, 4-way
bracing (but axial braces missing), and heavily smoke-blackened rafters and
collars; wide axial bracing in crosswing. The rear extension has close studding
with straight braces trenched to the inside, a blocked unglazed window in the
upper right wall with mortices for 3 diamond mullions, and a clasped purlin
roof. The stair extension has close studding.
Listing NGR: TL7782211768
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Source: English Heritage
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