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Farm Building at Entrance to Yard at Hammond's Farm, Pirton

Description: Farm Building at Entrance to Yard at Hammond's Farm

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 163146

OS Grid Reference: TL1442132296
OS Grid Coordinates: 514421, 232296
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9774, -0.3355

Location: 4 Burge End Lane, Pirton, Hertfordshire SG5 3QN

Locality: Pirton
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG5 3QN

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Listing Text

TL 13 SW (East side)

1/136 Farm building at
- entrance to yard at
Hammond's Farm


2 adjoining granaries, now farm buildings. C16 or earlier. Timber frame
on stuccoed brick sill, some wattle and daub panels remain in situ, some
lath and plaster internally, dark weatherboarded externally with steep
pitched roofs now of corrugated iron. 2 contemporary tall 3-bays
buildings, originally of 2 storeys, mutually at right angles facing S
and E, with a vane on the E gable of the N range. This has a 5-lights
diamond mullioned window at the upper level on N wall, but the heavy
floor beams have been cut away leaving the tenons and bracketed seatings
on the posts. Similar blocked window in E bay over door on S side.
Chamfered jowled posts, slender curved braces to tie-beams, mid-height
rail jointed in-line, slender straight tension braces cut into backs of
wall studs. Edge-halved scarf joint with bridled butts, in wallplate.
Inclined queen-struts in clasped-purlin roof. Similar W range
structurally separate, retains 2 bays of heavy floor structure. Roof
renewed with inclined queen-posts, and squint-butted scarf. Double doors
to S bay made from engraved (? temporary) memorial boards with groups of
names annually from 1918 to 1920. Unusually extensive granary provision
in sophisticated timber framed buildings.

Listing NGR: TL1442132296

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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