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Barn and Adjoining Cartshed on Roadside at Offley Holes Farm, Preston

Description: Barn and Adjoining Cartshed on Roadside at Offley Holes Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162892

OS Grid Reference: TL1679426370
OS Grid Coordinates: 516794, 226370
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9236, -0.3030

Location: Preston, Hertfordshire SG4 7TD

Locality: Preston
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7TD

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Listing Text


2/100 Barn and adjoining
cartshed on roadside
at Offley Holes Farm


Barn and cartshed. Early C17 barn, early C19 cartshed. Timber frames on
brick sills, dark weatherboarded. Steep pitched roofs, barn thatched up
to 1928, now of corrugated sheeting. A large 6-bays aisled barn facing E
with 3-bays lower open fronted cartshed adjoining on N also facing E,
and 2 projecting gabled porches to the barn in the 2nd and 5th bays from
the N. The latter porch has a gable triangle jettied out and pierced for
a dovecote. Interior of barn not divided by crosswall but floor steps
down in stages from S to N. Barn has heavy jowled arcade posts, long
straight braces to arcade posts and cambered tie-beams. Clasped-purlin
roof with 2 purlins to each slope. Upper-purlin clasped by high collar:
the lower by inclined heavy straight queen-posts widening as they rise.
Aisle-ties to low aisle walls. Thin pole rafters for thatch. Face-halved
bladed scarf joints in arcade plates.

Listing NGR: TL1679426370

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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