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Description: 2, High Street
Date Listed: 24 July 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 162492
OS Grid Reference: TL3846635930
OS Grid Coordinates: 538466, 235930
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0045, 0.0158
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BARKWAY HIGH STREET
TL 3835 (West side)
9/38 No. 2
House. c.1500, smoke hood inserted in late C16, stack and floor in early
C17. Extended in C18, restored 1978. Timber frame on brick base, part
exposed, largely plastered. Tiled roofs. 3 bay end hall house, storeyed
bay with jettied gable end towards road, extended by two 1 bay additions
to rear. Now all 2 storeys. Narrow gable end to road has exposed
framing, close studding, passing tension braces. Jetty on 3 curved
braces. Jowled posts, cambered tie beam, struts to collar with end of
collar purlin exposed. Inserted leaded lights, bargeboards. 2 and 3
light C20 flush frame casements on returns. Between 2 original hall bays
behind storeyed front bay is a ridge stack, cap rebuilt. Right return
has catslide roof over early lean-to outshut behind 2 hall bays. First
bay added to rear has a lower ridge to a gambrel roof with a C20
entrance porch on left return. Further bay to rear has a shallower pitch
to roof. Ridge stack between 2 added bays. Second entrance to rear.
Interior: late C16 timber framed smoke hood survives with original panel
framing, mud and straw infill and blackened interior, later brick stack
inserted within smoke hood. Crown post roof, soot blackened rafters. C17
stop chamfered bearer and joists inserted in hall. (Pevsner 1977:
Hertfordshire Countryside, vol.33, 229, May 1978, p.35: RCHM
Listing NGR: TL3846635930
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