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East Barn at Nine Ashes Farm 15 Metres North West of Dovecote, Hunsdon

Description: East Barn at Nine Ashes Farm 15 Metres North West of Dovecote

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159933

OS Grid Reference: TL4169713254
OS Grid Coordinates: 541697, 213254
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8000, 0.0535

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)
East Barn at Nine
Ashes Farm 15 metres
- NW of dovecote


Barn. C17, probably built for Peter Calvert after 1642 (Gibbs
(1915) 26). Wide 7-bay unaisled barn (about 27 feet) now joined
internally to earlier West Barn. Timberframed weatherboarded on
red brick plinth in English bond. Steep old red tiled roof,
half-hipped at E end. Central mid-stray. 3 bays at E converted
to a mill in C18 by insertion of a heavy floor structure on
massive square posts and runway in roof from platform
cantilevered over the mid-stray. High quality chamfered
carpentry to original structure. Jowled posts, long curved
braces to cambered tie beams. Inclined queen strut and collar
trusses with 2 butt purlins in back roofslope, the upper with
paired wind braces. Rafters tennoned into lower purlin but pass
over upper purlin. Many assembly marks on trusses. A fine early
C17 barn with added interest from its conversion at E end into a
mill with heavy C18 carpentry in softwood. Part of the
picturesque historic farm group at Nine Ashes.

Listing NGR: TL4169713254

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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