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Latitude: 51.7183 / 51°43'5"N
Longitude: -0.523 / 0°31'22"W
OS Eastings: 502130
OS Northings: 203208
OS Grid: TL021032
Mapcode National: GBR G74.6LT
Mapcode Global: VHFSB.W2DK
Entry Name: Rent Street Barn
Listing Date: 2 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1167711
English Heritage Legacy ID: 157542
Location: Bovingdon, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP3
Civil Parish: Bovingdon
Built-Up Area: Bovingdon
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Bovingdon
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
BOVINGDON CHIPPERFIELD ROAD
TL 00 SW (South side)
6/13 Rent Street Barns
Farmhouse, now a private house. C16 with lower E part later than W part,
W crosswing and hall to W of it and alterations c.1930 by Edmund Wimperis.
Timber frames on brick sills, with plastered or painted brick infill.
Steep old red tile roofs. C16, 2-storeys, 3-bays, end cross-passage
plan house facing N with continuous N side jetty and 1½ storeys 3-bays
structure added in C16 to E end, possibly a byre in the long-house
tradition but probably service wing to house. 2 close-studded bays on
ground floor and jettied gabled W crosswing and separate W hall open to
roof c.1930 in antiquarian taste. Original walls have 4 or 5 wide panels
to each bay. Entrance moved from E bay of hall, where passage was behind
large chimney to gain entry to hall, to W bay of E part. Each of 6 bays
has a window and there are 2 gabled dormers at the eaves to the E part.
2-light small square casement windows, but 2 3-light transomed windows
inserted below jetty. Jetty has main beams carried on brackets and
bull-nosed joists between. Interior has exposed timbers with 2
longitudinal beams to middle bay jettied part and the narrower E bay
containing great chimney and cross passage. Trimming possibly for a
stair in SW corner of hall. Parlour a step down in W bay has a single
axial beam. All beams and joists on ground floor chamfered and hollow
stopped. Large ogee-and-roll shaped bracket over wide fireplace to
carry a floor beam in hall. Heavy jowled posts and quadrant curved
tension braces. Wattle and daub infill in E wall in attic. Clasped-
purlin roof with collar and struts and wind braces. Chamfered joists
and beams carry floor of former attic. Structure of lower E part of
roof open to stairwell with curved braces to cambered tie-beams,
clasped purlin roof on inclined curved queen-posts with wind braces to
purlins. At SE corner of jettied post are the mortices under the
wallplates of a 4-light diamond mullioned window. Circular cast iron
Boxmoor grazing rights plaque no. 588 (with no. 589 preserved inside).
(RCHM(1911)66 no.3: Roberts(1975)no.14: Pevsner(1977)107).
Listing NGR: TL0213003208
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