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Eastern Barn at Church Farm, 50 Metres South East of Parish Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7902 / 51°47'24"N

Longitude: -0.5092 / 0°30'33"W

OS Eastings: 502915

OS Northings: 211219

OS Grid: TL029112

Mapcode National: GBR G65.Q2Z

Mapcode Global: VHFRZ.484H

Entry Name: Eastern Barn at Church Farm, 50 Metres South East of Parish Church

Listing Date: 21 February 1978

Last Amended: 19 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296091

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157897

Location: Great Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP1

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Great Gaddesden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Gaddesden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW
(North side)
3/118 Eastern Barn at
21.2.78 Church Farm, 50m south-
east of Parish Church
(Formerly listed as Eastern
GV Barn at Church Farm)


Barn. Late medieval, probably C15, cruck framed barn, extended to L-plan
by roadside S range built in 3 stages westward during C17, older E range
renovated with ends rebuilt in C18. Timber frame on low brick sill
walls, dark weatherboarded, with steep old red tile roofs. A 5-bays
cruck-framed barn, facing W into courtyard, retaining 4 out of the
original cruck frames. Full crucks with a different apex treatment in
each truss. Heavy diagonally-set ridge timber. Single purlin on each
side set in the plane of roofslope, trenched through backs of crucks,
and splay-scarfed at each truss and each part pegged to cruck.
Lap-dovetail mortice on N-face of each cruck for a collar just below or
just above the level of the purlin, now missing, and spur-ties,
lap-jointed to N face of cruck and to wall-post below wallplate level.
Modern timbers bolted across as tie-beams probably made necessary by
removal of collars. Long convex curved wind-braces overlapped at
junction with back of cruck-blade. Each pair of cruck blades are the
matched halves from one timber. The southernmost pair are joined a
little below the apex by a small lap-jointed collar, the blades
continuing, to butt against the lower faces of the ridge-beam. The next
pair to N rise and cross with the ridge supported in the crotch. Another
has a yoke at the apex with a short post supporting the ridge. The
wallplate has squint-butted scarf joints. W end of S range a 2-bays
structure with butt-purlin roof, diminished principals and angled
straight queen-posts to middle truss. The cruck barn is one of the most
south-easterly examples of this form of construction. Largely dismantled
for reconstruction as craft shop when inspected.

Listing NGR: TL0291711221

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