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Brick Farm and Shelter Shed at Finches Farm (130 Metres to South South East of Farmhouse), Benington

Description: Brick Farm and Shelter Shed at Finches Farm (130 Metres to South South East of Farmhouse)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159625

OS Grid Reference: TL3061423216
OS Grid Coordinates: 530614, 223216
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8922, -0.1033

Location: Whempstead Road, Benington, Hertfordshire SG2 7LA

Locality: Benington
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG2 7LA

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Listing Text

(south side)

4/19 Brick Barn and
Shelter Shed at
Finches Farm
(130m to SSE of farmhouse)


Barn and shelter shed attached. Early/mid Cl7 barn, late C18
shed. Barn of red brick in irregular bond with flint panels in W
gable and weatherboarded top to each gable. Steep old red tile
roof to 2 porches and adjoining main roof but roof now largely of
corrugated sheets. A tall unaisled 8-bay barn facing S with 2
gabled porches, in 3rd and 6th bays. High external plinth. Added
buttresses to W corners of barn. Vent-slot in each bay with oak
lintol. Unusual composite construction with shallow bay posts
rising against wall from brick bases with curved braces to
cambered tie-beams (all but 3 posts cut off below braces). Butt-
purlin roof with 2 purlins to each slope, staggered in line.
Collar beam trusses with inclined queen-struts above and below
collar. Numbered joints. Face-halved bladed scarf joints in
rear wallplate under tie-beam ends. 5-bay shelter shed running S
from SE corner of barn, open to yard on W, and with a flint rear
wall with brick piers, which is a feature along Whempstead Road
to E. Red brick wall at S end is a fragment of a Cl7 brick barn
now destroyed by fire. Steep pitched roof now of corrugated
iron. Clasped purlin roof with inclined queen-post and cambered
tie-beams. Edge halved scarf joint in front arcade plate carried
on square posts.

Listing NGR: TL3061423216

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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