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Bury Farm Cottages, Wheathampstead

Description: Bury Farm Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 December 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 163920

OS Grid Reference: TL1749214185
OS Grid Coordinates: 517492, 214185
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8140, -0.2970

Location: 48 Ash Grove, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8DF

Locality: Wheathampstead
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL4 8DF

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Listing Text


270/14/375 Bury Farm Cottages

11.12.73 II

Cottage range, formerly part of manorial farm complex. C16 or earlier, with C19 and C20 alterations and additions. Timber-framed structure, now roughcast, the upper floor jettied to both front and rear. Plain clay tile roof covering, with central brick ridge chimney stack, and rear wall stack at north end. 2 storeys, 6 bays with mostly 3-light C19 casements with moulded frames. At east end, ground floor 3-light timber mullioned window of C16 date. This has hollow-moulded 4-centre arch heads to lights, and leaded casements. Plainer 3-light wooden mullioned window to first floor. Rear elevation with exposed close studding to first floor above C20 extension and central offshoot beneath extended roof slope. INTERIOR: common rafter roof, with curved wind bracing to purlins. Much exposed framing and partitioning, including original framed door opening and (now) interior 3-light mullioned window with arched heads. HISTORY: This building appears to have formed part of a manorial complex in the ownership of Westminster Abbey. Previous functions included farmhouse and later, labourers cottages. Recent research has likened the linear form of the originally unheated range to that of a guildhall or church house, but serving a different function in such a rural location. ( Smith. J.T. `English Houses 1200-1800- The Hertfordshire Evidence', p148. R.C.H.M.E. 1994. )

Listing NGR: TL1749214185

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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