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Swan Cottage, Barkway

Description: Swan Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162468

OS Grid Reference: TL3849135885
OS Grid Coordinates: 538491, 235885
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0041, 0.0162

Location: High Street, Barkway, Hertfordshire SG8 8EA

Locality: Barkway
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG8 8EA

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Listing Text

TL 3835 (East side)
No. 3
(Swan Cottage)


House. Early to mid C17, extended and altered in C18 and subsequently.
Timber frame on red brick base. Rendered with some weatherboarding.
Steeply pitched tiled roof. 3 cells, originally probably a through
passage plan. 2 storeys with cellar. High plinth with a cellar window to
right. Ground floor: steps up to entrance to left of centre, plank door
with early C19 timber architrave with shaped brackets to pedimental
hood. 3 light small pane flush frame casements with hood boards. First
floor similar 2 light casements. Boxed eaves. To right of centre a cross
axial stack with 2 original octagonal shafts. Attached to left an early
1 bay, 1 storey gabled outshut with a 3 light casement. Weatherboarded
gable ends. Slate roofed, weatherboarded C19 continuous lean-to outshut
to rear. To rear right an C18 1 storey kitchen wing with an attached
former barn with corrugated sheet roofing. C20 2 storey gabled wing to
rear left. Interior: exposed framing with stop ovolo moulded axial
bearer in 'hall' bay. Formerly the Swan Public House.

Listing NGR: TL3849135885

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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