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West Barn at Rectory Farm, Pirton

Description: West Barn at Rectory Farm

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 163184

OS Grid Reference: TL1410731886
OS Grid Coordinates: 514107, 231886
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9737, -0.3402

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)

7/174 West Barn at
27.5.68 Rectory Farm


Tithe Barn. C15 or early C16. Timber frame on sill of narrow red brick,
dark weatherboarded, W side has exposed frame with early C17 red brick
infill. Steep pitched roof half hipped now slated. A tall, 10-bays
aisled rectorial tithe barn lying N-S on W side of farmstead facing E.
Double doors in 3rd bay from each end. Raised threshing floor in 2 S
bays. Low hipped extension on S end. Measures 135ft x 37ft, with narrow
aisles and wide nave. Peninsular brick sills remain in some bays,
carrying the sill plate across the aisle to take the foot of the arcade
posts. Heavy jowled arcade-posts and jowled wall-posts. 5 studs in walls
to each bay with one large tension brace to each bay cut into outside of
studs. Holes in wallplate for wattle-and-daub infill replaced by brick
infill with 2 rows of ventilating holes. Heavy aisle tie-beams and
passing brace up to back of arcade post. Heavy slightly curved long
braces to cambered tie-beams, and heavy curved braces to arcade plate.
Edge-halved scarf joints with bridled butts in arcade plate. Single
clasped-purlin to each slope of nave roof carried on trusses with
collars and inclined queen-struts. Long slender flat rafter as if for
thatched roof. Gable-end frame has central post flanked by a mid-height
rail jointed in-line. Slender tension braces from main posts.
Hip-rafters and collar link cantelevered ends of purlin. (RCHM
(1911)163: VCH (1912)45).

Listing NGR: TL1410731886

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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