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South Barn and Adjoining Stable at Rectory Farm, Pirton

Description: South Barn and Adjoining Stable at Rectory Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 163183

OS Grid Reference: TL1413631874
OS Grid Coordinates: 514136, 231874
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9736, -0.3398

Location: 71 Shillington Road, Pirton, Hertfordshire SG5 3QJ

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

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Listing Text

TL 1431 (North side)

7/173 South Barn and
27.5.68 adjoining stable
at Rectory Farm


Barn and stable. Late C16 and late C17. Timber framed on stuccoed brick
sills, dark weatherboarded, exposed N front to barn with red brick
infill, red brick facing to W end of barn. Steep red tile roofs. A tall,
5 bays barn with gabled projecting central N porch and 3-bays narrower
stable adjoining to E, both backing onto road and facing N. The barn has
long stepped jowls to bay-posts, unjowled mid-bay posts, mid-height rail
jointed in-line, long straight tension braces at corners and in 2nd and
4th bays. Long straight braces to tie beams, and to wallplate in porch
bay. Edge-halved scarf joint in wallplate with bridled butts. Roof of
unusual experimental design with 2 purlins to each slope. Lower
butt-purlin jointed to principal rafter of the truss with a single
collar at mid-height with inclined queen struts under. Upper purlin
clasped by heavy broad inclined queen-posts rising from collar to
principal. Rafters jointed into lower purlin. In several bays this
experimental arrangement has caused failure due to the principal rafter
not being supported at the point where the lower purlins are butt
jointed in-line. Extra purlins have been inserted a little higher at
staggered heights clasped by short horizontal ties below the collar from
the queen-strut to the principal. Thin slender straight wind-braces.
Lower gabled single-bay porch with single clasped purlin to each slope
carried by a collar in the gable. The stable has jowled posts, slender
straight tension braces, straight braces to cambered tie-beams, one
purlin to each slope carried on inclined queen-posts.

Listing NGR: TL1413631874

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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