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South Barns at Wilstone Great Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Tring Rural, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8162 / 51°48'58"N

Longitude: -0.6858 / 0°41'8"W

OS Eastings: 490686

OS Northings: 213875

OS Grid: SP906138

Mapcode National: GBR F4F.1FP

Mapcode Global: VHFRP.2M92

Entry Name: South Barns at Wilstone Great Farm

Listing Date: 29 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077983

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355793

Location: Tring Rural, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP23

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Tring Rural

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Tring

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

SP 9013
(East side)
10/156 South Barns at
- Wilstone Great Farm
2 barns at right angles linked by a fragment of the old farmhouse. E
barn later C16, W barn and link C17. Rest of house demolished early C20.
Timber frames on brick sills, dark weatherboarded with steep old red
tile roofs. An L-shaped group of buildings on N of farm entrance. Tall,
wide 5-bays E barn faces E with double doors in central bay and high
pitching doors in flanking bays. Heavy swept jowls to bay-posts,
unjowled mid-bay posts, mid-height rail jointed in-line, 2 posts in
gable ends, deep curved braces to cambered tie-beams. Clasped-purlin
roof with 2 purlins in each slope. Long lower collar with queen-struts
only under purlins, supports longer queen-struts to upper collar. 3
trusses altered so that very tall queen-struts rise from tie-beam to
upper collar and lower spur collars remain to support lower purlins. One
truss remains as original. Deep curved wind-braces to both purlins. Flat
laid rafters. No wattle holes on soffit of wallplate unlike N barn
(q.v.). Simple bare-faced, tenoned scarf joint in purlins and wallplate.
Adjoining at SW is one bay of the former 2-storeys weatherboarded
farmhouse with 1st floor window on N side. Adjoining on W is a 4-bays
barn facing N with double doors in 2nd bay from W. Bay posts with
pronounced jowls, straight braces to tie-beams and clasped-purlin roof
with 2 purlins in each slope. The upper purlin is supported by a high
collar with long queen-struts below and spur - collars support lower
purlins. Curved wind-braces to lower purlin only. Mid-height rail
tenoned in-line with curved tension braces above. Squint-butted scarf
joints with 3 edge pegs in purlins and wallplates.

Listing NGR: SP9068613875

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