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68 and 74, High Street, Barkway

Description: 68 and 74, High Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162498

OS Grid Reference: TL3843235615
OS Grid Coordinates: 538432, 235615
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0017, 0.0152

Location: High Street, Barkway, Hertfordshire SG8 8EF

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

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Listing Text

TL 3835 (West side)

9/44 Nos. 68 and 74
27.5.68 (formerly listed as No. 68
and Nos. 70, 72, 74)


Two houses, at one time 4 dwellings. Probably late C16 and early C17,
the later house to right refronted in late C18. Altered C19. Timber
frames, rendered with a red brick cased end wall. Steeply pitched tiled
roof with decorative fishscale bands and crest tiles. 2 storeys, cellar
to right. Both had continuous jettied fronts originally, only a small
vestige remaining of jetty to refronted house to right. No. 74 to left
is 2 bays. Ground floor: 2 entrances, to left a recessed 6 panelled
door, to right a 2 fielded panelled door, C19 3 light flush moulded
frame lattice casements with cornices. Bull nosed joists to jettied
first floor, similar 2 light casements. C18 ridge stack to left of
centre. External left end stack. No. 68 is 3 bays. Plinth with cellar
window to right. Ground floor: steps up to entrance to right of centre,
recessed 6 fielded panelled door with bracketed raking slate hood,
flanking 3 light casements as on No. 74. Left bay has a second entrance
with a 6 panelled door, a similar casement and a section of original
jetty higher than that on No. 74. Similar 2 light casements on first
floor. Cross axial stack to left of centre. Right gable end early C19
red brick: plinth, kneelers to parapet, extruded stack behind ridge with
offsets, earlier brick at base. Catslide roof over shallow weatherboarded
lean-to outshut to rear of No. 68. Later short brick cased gabled wing
to rear of No. 74. Interior: No. 68 has stop chamfered bearers, tension
braces, jowled posts, cambered tie beams, clasped purlin roof. What
is here described as the right hand bay of No. 68 is in fact part of
No. 1 Church Lane (q.v.).

Listing NGR: TL3843235615

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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