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Lower Farm House and Number 2 Lower Yard Cottages, Barley

Description: Lower Farm House and Number 2 Lower Yard Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162542

OS Grid Reference: TL3994838626
OS Grid Coordinates: 539948, 238626
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0284, 0.0385

Location: High Street, Barley, Hertfordshire SG8 8JA

Locality: Barley
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG8 8JA

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Listing Text

TL 3938 (East side)

7/86 Lower Farm House
and No. 2
Lower Yard Cottages


House, now 2 dwellings. c.1500, stack and floor inserted early C17,
extended C18, altered C19 and C20. Timber frame on brick base. Rendered.
Steeply pitched machine tiled roof. Originally a 3 bay end hall house, 1
bay added to rear. Now all 1 storey and attic. Storeyed bay with jettied
gable end towards road, roughcast ground floor with curved brackets to
first floor, 3 light flush frame casement with hoodboard in attic,
exposed plates. Left return is entrance front. Ground floor: recessed
plank doors with shaped brackets to hoods in centre and rear bays, to
left a 3 light C19 canted oriel on brackets, to centre a 3 light small
pane flush frame casement, to right a C20 2 light window. 2 and 3 light
half dormers, some early leaded lights, raking heads. Ridge stack
inserted between hall bays. Rear gable end has an originally external
stack now in a lower 1 bay addition with a ground floor casement,
weatherboarding, exposed plates and purlins to rear. Right return from
end to road has scattered casements, a C20 lean-to outshut. Interior:
brick and clunch stack, first floor fireplace with chamfered brick
depressed 4 centred arched head above which is an early C17 wall
painting of 3 vases with flowers linked by festoons. Jowled posts,
cambered tie beams of large scantling. Formerly known as Playstow Farm
House. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3994838626

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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