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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1175545
English Heritage Legacy ID: 163184
Location: Pirton, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5
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
PIRTON SHILLINGTON ROAD
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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