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Old Farm Buildings at Bancroft Farm Enclosing Three Sides of a Yard, Cottered

Description: Old Farm Buildings at Bancroft Farm Enclosing Three Sides of a Yard

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 July 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159823

OS Grid Reference: TL3096628590
OS Grid Coordinates: 530966, 228590
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9404, -0.0962

Location: B1037, Cottered, Hertfordshire SG9 9QE

Locality: Cottered
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 9QE

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Listing Text

(north side)

3/5 Old Farm Buildings at
Bancroft Farm enclosing
3 sides of a yard.


Farm buildings enclosing 3 sides of a yard. N range a late C16
barn with C18 rear aisle: W range a late C16 barn with C17 and
C18 extensions in line to S as stables: S range a late C18
shelter-shed open to yard with a hay loft over. Oak timber
frames on red brick sills (higher in barns), tarred and
weatherboarded with steep old red tile roofs patched with machine
made tiles. A courtyard group, abutting the road to S, of
traditional farm buildings of the former Broom Farm (farm house
now Broom Manor a little to E, q.v.) now amalgamated with
Bancroft Farm across the road in Ardeley parish. 3-bay barn in N
range has stepped-jowled posts and inclined curved queen-posts
in clasped-purlin roof without collars, mortices for wind-braces
at E end, numbered joints, and double doors in middle bay facing
S into yard. Long curved braces inserted when studs of back wall
removed to form C18 rear aisle under a catslide roof. W gable
opening for tractors. 3-bay'barn in W range has swept-jowled
posts and inclined queen-posts in clasped-purlin roof without
collars. Central double doors on E with eaves raised at head.
C17 2-bay stable on S of same height as barn, has mangers and hay
rack along rear wall, a stable-door to yard, and a door to C18 2-
bay stable at SW corner. 4-bay shelter-shed in S range backs
onto road and has a high gable door at E into hayloft over
carried on axial beams. Boarding and some joists removed from
loft floor. A picturesque roadside group with Broom Manor.

Listing NGR: TL3096628590

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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