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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: EASTERN BARN AT CHURCH FARM, 50 METRES SOUTH EAST OF PARISH CHURCH

List entry Number: 1296091

Location

EASTERN BARN AT CHURCH FARM, 50 METRES SOUTH EAST OF PARISH CHURCH, PIPERS HILL

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
HertfordshireDacorumDistrict AuthorityGreat Gaddesden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Feb-1978

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Mar-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 157897

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History

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Details

GREAT GADDESDEN PIPERS HILL 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)

II*

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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National Grid Reference: TL 02915 11218

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