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Eastern Barn at Church Farm, 50 Metres South East of Parish Church, Great Gaddesden

Description: Eastern Barn at Church Farm, 50 Metres South East of Parish Church

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 February 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 157897

OS Grid Reference: TL0291511218
OS Grid Coordinates: 502915, 211218
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7902, -0.5092

Location: Piper's Hill, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire HP1 3BY

Locality: Great Gaddesden
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HP1 3BY

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW
(North side)
3/118 Eastern Barn at
21.2.78 Church Farm, 50m south-
east of Parish Church
(Formerly listed as Eastern
GV Barn at Church Farm)


Barn. Late medieval, probably C15, cruck framed barn, extended to L-plan
by roadside S range built in 3 stages westward during C17, older E range
renovated with ends rebuilt in C18. Timber frame on low brick sill
walls, dark weatherboarded, with steep old red tile roofs. A 5-bays
cruck-framed barn, facing W into courtyard, retaining 4 out of the
original cruck frames. Full crucks with a different apex treatment in
each truss. Heavy diagonally-set ridge timber. Single purlin on each
side set in the plane of roofslope, trenched through backs of crucks,
and splay-scarfed at each truss and each part pegged to cruck.
Lap-dovetail mortice on N-face of each cruck for a collar just below or
just above the level of the purlin, now missing, and spur-ties,
lap-jointed to N face of cruck and to wall-post below wallplate level.
Modern timbers bolted across as tie-beams probably made necessary by
removal of collars. Long convex curved wind-braces overlapped at
junction with back of cruck-blade. Each pair of cruck blades are the
matched halves from one timber. The southernmost pair are joined a
little below the apex by a small lap-jointed collar, the blades
continuing, to butt against the lower faces of the ridge-beam. The next
pair to N rise and cross with the ridge supported in the crotch. Another
has a yoke at the apex with a short post supporting the ridge. The
wallplate has squint-butted scarf joints. W end of S range a 2-bays
structure with butt-purlin roof, diminished principals and angled
straight queen-posts to middle truss. The cruck barn is one of the most
south-easterly examples of this form of construction. Largely dismantled
for reconstruction as craft shop when inspected.

Listing NGR: TL0291711221

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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