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Barn and Cowhouse and Shelter Shed Adjoining at Biggins Farm (50 Metres to West of House), Standon

Description: Barn and Cowhouse and Shelter Shed Adjoining at Biggins Farm (50 Metres to West of House)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 November 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 160992

OS Grid Reference: TL3966619026
OS Grid Coordinates: 539666, 219026
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8524, 0.0264

Location: Standon, Hertfordshire SG11 1DD

Locality: Standon
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG11 1DD

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Listing Text

(east side)

4/11 Barn and cowhouse and
shelter shed adjoining
at Biggins Farm
(50m to W of house)


Barn and adjoining cowhouse and shelter-shed. C17 barn, C18
cowhouse, late C18/early C19 shelter shed. Timber-frames,
weatherboarded on brick sills. Steep slate roof to barn, lower
pitched slate roof to sheltershed, and steep red tile roof to
cowshed. A tall 5-bay barn lying N-S with closed gabled porch in
middle of W side and double doors opposite. Jowled posts with
straight braces to tie beams, staggered mid-height rails anal
straight tension braces in the walls. Hybrid roof structure with
an upper clasped-purlin but a butt jointed lower purlin,
staggered in line. Trusses have a high collar and diagonal
struts across the lower angles. Face-halved bladed scarf in wall
plate. Lower 5-bay cowhouse in line to S has unjowled posts,
curved braces to tie beams and clasped-purlin roof with angled
queen-strut trusses. Large door on E in 2nd bay from S. Low 4-
bay shelter shed extending E from S part of barn, with open front
to yard on S. Roof hipped at E. Clasped-purlin roof with queen-
strut trusses and curved braces to tie beams and to the wall
plate from the posts along the open front. E bay enclosed with
weatherboarding with a stable type door. A picturesque group of
historic farm buildings.

Listing NGR: TL3966619026

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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