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The Big Black Barn at Hunsdon Lodge Farm 500 Metres Along Track

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8098 / 51°48'35"N

Longitude: 0.0647 / 0°3'52"E

OS Eastings: 542436

OS Northings: 214364

OS Grid: TL424143

Mapcode National: GBR LD1.K4Z

Mapcode Global: VHHM0.2SK0

Entry Name: The Big Black Barn at Hunsdon Lodge Farm 500 Metres Along Track

Listing Date: 14 April 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101968

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159942

Location: Hunsdon, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hunsdon

Built-Up Area: Hunsdon

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hunsdon

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 41 SW HUNSDON DRURY LANE
(east end)

2/1 The Big Black Barn
at Hunsdon Lodge
14.4.83 Farm 500 metres
along track

GV II*


Lodgings range, now a barn. C16, altered to a barn in C18.
Timberframed and weatherboarded with a steep old red tile gabled
roof. Double doors on E side. A tall unaisled barn facing E.
ormerly an important 2 storeys domestic building approximately
20 x 8 metres. Former 8-bay structure altered by creating 2
middle wider bays from 4, leaving 1 original bay at S end and 3
at N end. Queen post trusses with 2 butt purlins in line with
each slope. Deep paired arched wind braces to lower purlin.
Squared, chamfered, jowled posts of great size, with deep arched
braces to tie beams. Remains of serpentine tension bracing in
walls and rebated studs for upper windows. Tie beams have
mortices for an original ceiling/attic floor. ..all posts have
paired vertical mortices and cut back ledge for upper floor
beams, and mortice for a brace under. The building was
presumably part of Hunsdon Lodge, a royal hunting lodge, recorded
in the Tudor Period (HLHS (1979) 34). Remains of an early 2
storeys timberframed house of exceptional size and quality. Part
of the picturesque group of tarred farm buildings at Hunsdon
Lodge Farm.


Listing NGR: TL4243614364

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