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93/95 and 97, High Street, Barkway

Description: 93/95 and 97, High Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162487

OS Grid Reference: TL3838435301
OS Grid Coordinates: 538384, 235301
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9989, 0.0144

Location: High Street, Barkway, Hertfordshire SG8 8ED

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

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Listing Text

TL 3835 (East side)
Nos. 93/95,
27.5.68 and 97


House, at one time 3 dwellings now 2. Late C15, floored and stack
inserted c.1600, divided and altered mid C18. Timber frame, rendered,
part red brick cased, some weatherboarding. Steeply pitched hipped
thatched roof. Wealden house. Now all 2 storeys. Hall range has
symmetrical C18 red brick refronting below original coved eaves. Central
plank and muntin door with gauged brick flat arched head, simple hood
and brackets. Flanking openings have gauged brick cambered heads, that
to right blind, to left a 16 pane sash. 3 blind horizontal panels above
with a horizontal sliding sash to inserted upper floor. Projecting brick
course to plaster coving, 2 brackets project to support wall plate.
Originally jettied crosswings underbuilt in C18 red brick. Both have
outer entrances, plank and muntin doors with simple brackets to hoods.
20 pane glazing bar sashes in shallow reveals. Rendered first floors, a
horizontal sliding sash to left, small sash to right. Axial ridge stack
inserted in through passage, rebuilt cap. Left return has weatherboarded
dado, rendered above, C19 external stack with offsets. Right return is
C18 and later red brick. Rendered to rear with mixed casements, some
early 2 and 3 light windows. Small slate roofed outshuts added to rear.
Interior: exposed framing of large scantling, curved passing tension
braces. Hall has shutter grooves, peg holes for a bench at upper end.
Crown post roof with downward braces. c.1600 stop chamfered bearer,
joists and fireplace lintel. c.1600 painted decoration in hall and
parlour. (VCH 1914: Pevsner 1977: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3838435301

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Source: English Heritage

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