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Brick Farm and Shelter Shed at Finches Farm (130 Metres to South South East of Farmhouse)

A Grade II Listed Building in Benington, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8922 / 51°53'31"N

Longitude: -0.1033 / 0°6'11"W

OS Eastings: 530614

OS Northings: 223216

OS Grid: TL306232

Mapcode National: GBR K9J.BPL

Mapcode Global: VHGP2.5P7T

Entry Name: Brick Farm and Shelter Shed at Finches Farm (130 Metres to South South East of Farmhouse)

Listing Date: 31 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101414

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159625

Location: Benington, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Benington

Built-Up Area: Benington

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Benington

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(south side)

4/19 Brick Barn and
Shelter Shed at
Finches Farm
(130m to SSE of farmhouse)


Barn and shelter shed attached. Early/mid Cl7 barn, late C18
shed. Barn of red brick in irregular bond with flint panels in W
gable and weatherboarded top to each gable. Steep old red tile
roof to 2 porches and adjoining main roof but roof now largely of
corrugated sheets. A tall unaisled 8-bay barn facing S with 2
gabled porches, in 3rd and 6th bays. High external plinth. Added
buttresses to W corners of barn. Vent-slot in each bay with oak
lintol. Unusual composite construction with shallow bay posts
rising against wall from brick bases with curved braces to
cambered tie-beams (all but 3 posts cut off below braces). Butt-
purlin roof with 2 purlins to each slope, staggered in line.
Collar beam trusses with inclined queen-struts above and below
collar. Numbered joints. Face-halved bladed scarf joints in
rear wallplate under tie-beam ends. 5-bay shelter shed running S
from SE corner of barn, open to yard on W, and with a flint rear
wall with brick piers, which is a feature along Whempstead Road
to E. Red brick wall at S end is a fragment of a Cl7 brick barn
now destroyed by fire. Steep pitched roof now of corrugated
iron. Clasped purlin roof with inclined queen-post and cambered
tie-beams. Edge halved scarf joint in front arcade plate carried
on square posts.

Listing NGR: TL3061423216

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