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West Barn at Rectory Farm

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pirton, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9737 / 51°58'25"N

Longitude: -0.3402 / 0°20'24"W

OS Eastings: 514107

OS Northings: 231886

OS Grid: TL141318

Mapcode National: GBR H5L.BS8

Mapcode Global: VHGNK.1NZ9

Entry Name: West Barn at Rectory Farm

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Last Amended: 24 October 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175545

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163184

Location: Pirton, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Pirton

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Pirton

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 1431 (North side)

7/174 West Barn at
27.5.68 Rectory Farm


Tithe Barn. C15 or early C16. Timber frame on sill of narrow red brick,
dark weatherboarded, W side has exposed frame with early C17 red brick
infill. Steep pitched roof half hipped now slated. A tall, 10-bays
aisled rectorial tithe barn lying N-S on W side of farmstead facing E.
Double doors in 3rd bay from each end. Raised threshing floor in 2 S
bays. Low hipped extension on S end. Measures 135ft x 37ft, with narrow
aisles and wide nave. Peninsular brick sills remain in some bays,
carrying the sill plate across the aisle to take the foot of the arcade
posts. Heavy jowled arcade-posts and jowled wall-posts. 5 studs in walls
to each bay with one large tension brace to each bay cut into outside of
studs. Holes in wallplate for wattle-and-daub infill replaced by brick
infill with 2 rows of ventilating holes. Heavy aisle tie-beams and
passing brace up to back of arcade post. Heavy slightly curved long
braces to cambered tie-beams, and heavy curved braces to arcade plate.
Edge-halved scarf joints with bridled butts in arcade plate. Single
clasped-purlin to each slope of nave roof carried on trusses with
collars and inclined queen-struts. Long slender flat rafter as if for
thatched roof. Gable-end frame has central post flanked by a mid-height
rail jointed in-line. Slender tension braces from main posts.
Hip-rafters and collar link cantelevered ends of purlin. (RCHM
(1911)163: VCH (1912)45).

Listing NGR: TL1410731886

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