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Onion Drying Shed Approximately 20 Metres South East of Waterloo Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Arlesey, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0249 / 52°1'29"N

Longitude: -0.2505 / 0°15'1"W

OS Eastings: 520134

OS Northings: 237719

OS Grid: TL201377

Mapcode National: GBR J6G.3GB

Mapcode Global: VHGND.LCYK

Entry Name: Onion Drying Shed Approximately 20 Metres South East of Waterloo Farmhouse

Listing Date: 2 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113825

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37794

Location: Arlesey, Central Bedfordshire, SG15

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Arlesey

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Arlesey

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 23NW ARLESEY STOTFOLD ROAD
5/131
Onion drying shed
approx. 20 metres SE of
Waterloo Farmhouse

GV II

Onion drying shed. Early Cl9, but apparently reusing some earlier timbers.
Timber framed construction, clad in wood slatting, with weatherboarding to
gable ends. Thatched roof. Long low structure oriented W-E, doors all to N
elevation. Divided into 2 parts, 4 bays to W, 5 bays to E. Clasped purlin
roof structure. Apart from re-used pieces, timbers are machine cut but
substantial and of high quality. Curved braces to all main posts and wood-
pegged joints. Wood slat floor raised approximately half metre from ground.
Catslide roof to S elevation, where ground banks up, producing sheltered
unused space, probably to provide weather protection at same time as allowing
for air circulation. A fine example of an agricultural building type peculiar
to this market gardening area of the country.


Listing NGR: TL2013437719

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