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Description: Barn Approximately 33 Metres South South East of Verulamium Museum (Not Included)
Date Listed: 13 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 163519
OS Grid Reference: TL1367207253
OS Grid Coordinates: 513672, 207253
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7524, -0.3546
The following shall be added:
ST MICHAEL'S STREET
TL 1307 7/330 Barn approx. 33m SSE of
Verulamium Museum (not
Barn . Mid C18. C20 weatherboarding over timber frame set on brick plinth; gabled
and old (mid C18 to mid C19) plain tile roof. 6-bay plan, with threshing floor in
second bay from right. Gabled porch to front, with outshut to right; C20 windows
have been inserted in the double doors of the porch; C20 double doors to rear.
Interior: the timber framing is divided, by a middle rail set between the wall
posts, into two panels per bay length, with diagonal bracing from post to rail;
some mid C19 machine - sawn timbers are included amongst the timber-framed studding
of the walls. Unjowled posts with diagonal bracing support the 6-bay common-rafter
roof (split oak rafters): each truss has an upper collar, and angled struts from tie
beam to clasped purlins; the end bays and the threshing floor bay have windbraces.
The outshut to the right of the porch probably served as a store for implements and
retains some C18 weatherboarding with lapped joints. Partition to left of threshing
floor is made of mid C19 machine-sawn timbers but probably occupies the position of
an original partition. The barn stood on the east side of the foldyard of St Germain's
Farm, documented since the C16. A map of 1766 shows a building on the site of the
Listing NGR: TL1367207253
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Source: English Heritage
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