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Burge End Farmhouse, Pirton

Description: Burge End Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 163148

OS Grid Reference: TL1438432333
OS Grid Coordinates: 514384, 232333
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9777, -0.3360

Location: 3 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)

1/138 No. 4
27.5.68 (Burge End Farmhouse)


Farmhouse. Early C17; in late C18 refaced in brick, extended both ends,
subdivided and fireplaces added. Timber frame on stuccoed sill,
roughcast and brick built W wing. Steep old red tile roof hipped over W
end. A 2-cells and outshut, 2-storeys and attic, lobby entrance,
internal chimney plan house facing N into farmyard, with gabled stair
turret to rear of chimney, added 2-storeys W wing and lean-to E
extension. N front is 3-windows wide with 2-lights flush casement
windows to 1st floor and 3-lights to ground floor (2-lights to LH). W
wing of red brick chequered with black brick over a roughcast apron and
plinth. Entrance in middle of roughcast part with early C19 5-panels
flush beaded door (fielded cross-panel in middle), reeded surround with
corner blocks and flat hood on shaped brackets. Plan has original
parlour in room, hall/kitchen in E room with outshut at rear which has
a wide fireplace and domed brick oven. Axial beams, exposed framing with
close-spaced studs, long straight tension braces cut into backs of
studs, straight windbraces. Original staircase with closed-string,
square newels with half-baluster, symmetrical balusters, heavy rounded
handrail, obelisk finials. Massive posts and straight braces to
tie-beams. On 1st floor a chamfered brick fireplace in chamber over
parlour with depressed 4-centred head, blocked 3-lights S window with
exposed timber frame. S wall of chamber over hall has blocked 3-lights
ovolo-moulded mullioned window with iron intermediate bars. Moulded
plank doors with iron hinges. Clasped-purlin roof with thin almost
straight braces. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1438432333

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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