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West Barn at Nine Ashes Farm 65 Metres North West of House, Hunsdon

Description: West Barn at Nine Ashes Farm 65 Metres North West of House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159932

OS Grid Reference: TL4166713254
OS Grid Coordinates: 541667, 213254
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8000, 0.0531

Location: Acorn Street, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire SG12 8PL

Locality: Hunsdon
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG12 8PL

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Listing Text

(east side)
West Barn at Nine Ashes
- Farm 65 metres NW of house


Barn. Later C16, probably built for Sir Thomas Forster. 5-bay
single-aisled barn with gabled porch projecting in centre of S
side. Timberframed and weatherboarded on a low brick plinth.
Steep old red tiled roof, half-hipped at W but gabled at E where
it adjoins the East Barn. aisle roof raised in C18 but old
structure remains. Square jowled posts with long curved braces to
arcade plate and tie beams. Tension bracing in walls above mid-
rails tennoned in line. Spur walls and sills carry arcade
posts. Long down brace from post halved over aisle tie beam and
carried down to jowled post in aisle wall. Slender inclined
queen strut and collar trusses with clasped purlin roof and
curved paired wind braces. Face-halved bladed scarf in front
wall plate and rear arcade plate. An historic 5-bay C16 barn of
unusual form for this area. Part of picturesque farm group, and
1 of several surviving late C16 structures.

Listing NGR: TL4166713254

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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