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Central Range at Wrotham Park Home Farm, Including Barn, Engine House, Chimney, Shelter Shed and Bui, Potters Bar

Description: Central Range at Wrotham Park Home Farm, Including Barn, Engine House, Chimney, Shelter Shed and Bui

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 December 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 164361

OS Grid Reference: TQ2469498643
OS Grid Coordinates: 524694, 198643
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6727, -0.1981

Location: Kitt's End Road, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN5 4SZ

Locality: Potters Bar
Local Authority: Hertsmere Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: EN5 4SZ

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Listing Text

Central range at
8/271 Wrotham Park Home farm,
including barn, engine
house, chimney, shelter
shed and building facing
on to rear yard


Range of farm buildings. 1850s, of different builds, with datestones of 1854 and
1856; for Lord Enfield. Red brick in Flemish bond; Welsh slate roofs. 5-bay barn
with loft has a lower building attached at each end, that to west being the engine
house; the 4-bay engine house has a chimney on south side and attached link-building
projecting southwards to join 7-bay shelter shed; on west side of link-building is
attached 7-bay building, formerly with carpenters' shop, which faces into rear yard.
Chamfered plinths and eaves; brick kneelers to raised verges with brick coping.
Openings have chamfered surrounds, the original windows small-paned with wooded
mullions. Board doors and shutters. Barn: bays defined by pilasters linked by
cogged, stepped, eaves band; opposed central cart entries with sliding doors (now of
corrugated iron); on south side outer bays have a shuttered opening to each floor,
those to loft 2-centred-arched; opening to each gable below dripmould, that at west
gable louvred, that at east gable with 2-light window. Engine house has openings on
north side: left bay originally open with later brick and weatherboard infill and
door; to right a door flanked by windows, the right window blind. Chimney:
approximately 10 m high; square base broached to circular shaft with stepped
chamfered base, and stepped cogged band below rendered cornice. Shelter shed, open
on east side has arch-braced timber posts on chamfered padstones Building facing
onto rear yard has projecting gabled end bays, that on left with 3-light window,
that on right with 2-centred-arched doorway and datestone; between them is central
door with 2-light windows to left and replacement windows to right, all openings
with gauged brick arches. Interiors: roof trusses have iron king posts, wooden
angle braces and tie-beams; trenched or butt purlins. Barn has overhead shafts and
cogs from former machinery worked by the beam engine which survives in the engine

Listing NGR: TQ2469498643

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Source: English Heritage

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