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Granary and 2 Adjoining Barns on Roadside at Wellhead Farm, Preston

Description: Granary and 2 Adjoining Barns on Roadside at Wellhead Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162868

OS Grid Reference: TL1754027626
OS Grid Coordinates: 517540, 227626
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9347, -0.2917

Location: Maydencroft Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 2AE

Locality: Preston
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG5 2AE

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Listing Text


2/76 Granary and 2 adjoining
barns on roadside at
Wellhead Farm


Granary and 2 adjoining barns. E barn mid C17, granary at W early C18,
middle barn C18 linking the earlier buildings. Timber frames on red
brick sills, red brick ground floor to granary, dark weatherboarded,
with steep old red tile roofs to road at rear but some corrugated
sheeting on yard side of the barn roofs. Some red brick infill to yard
side of barns. A 2-storeys square building at entrance to yard has the
granary reached by ladder on S over a brick stable with stable door on
W. Tall 4-bays E barn has entrance in 2nd bay from N to yard. Heavy
jowled posts with long straight braces to wallplates and tie-beams.
Clasped purlin roof with one purlin to each slope and heavy inclined
queen-posts wider at their upper ends where they join the principal and
hold the purlin in a notch. Face-halved bladed scarf joints over
postheads. Lower middle barn has gabled projecting S porch to yard and
very steep roof. Unjowled posts and clasped-purlin roof on trusses with

Listing NGR: TL1754027626

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Source: English Heritage

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