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Aisled Cattleshed at Briggens Home Farm 50 Metres North North West of House, Hunsdon

Description: Aisled Cattleshed at Briggens Home Farm 50 Metres North North West of House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159960

OS Grid Reference: TL4116911522
OS Grid Coordinates: 541169, 211522
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7846, 0.0452

Location: A414, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire SG12 8LB

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

2/23 Aisled Cattleshed
at Briggens Home Farm
- 50 metres NNW of house


Aisled cattleshed. Later c19. Large square grey brick building
with wide entrance in gable facing S. Low pitched gabled roof
now covered in corrugated asbestos. Vertical boarding with
arched, decorated, lower edge over entrance. 6-bay timber
structure of open nave and wide aisles divided into bays, each
with a 2-light window. The arcade posts have rebates to hold
rails closing off each bay. Central circular window in N gable
above larger (modern?) windows. Wide span king post roof
structure and inclined strut from lower aisle tie supporting
purlin of aisle roof. An unusual, spacious, later Cl9, aisled
cattleshed, little altered. It is of special interest as the
culmination of the C19 changes in the farming economy of the area
towards fattening cattle in enclosed yards with open fronted
sheds for shelter. The addition of roofs over the yards was
common and led to integration of covered yard and shelter sheds
in the nave and aisles of a single building in this example. It
is part of the historic farm group at Briggens Home Farm.

Listing NGR: TL4116911522

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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