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Lower Farm House and Number 2 Lower Yard Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Barley, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0284 / 52°1'42"N

Longitude: 0.0385 / 0°2'18"E

OS Eastings: 539948

OS Northings: 238626

OS Grid: TL399386

Mapcode National: GBR L99.Y94

Mapcode Global: VHHL0.M86W

Plus Code: 9F4222HQ+99

Entry Name: Lower Farm House and Number 2 Lower Yard Cottages

Listing Date: 3 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102578

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162542

Location: Barley, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG8

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Barley

Built-Up Area: Barley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Barley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Great Chishall


TL 3938 (East side)

7/86 Lower Farm House
and No. 2
Lower Yard Cottages


House, now 2 dwellings. c.1500, stack and floor inserted early C17,
extended C18, altered C19 and C20. Timber frame on brick base. Rendered.
Steeply pitched machine tiled roof. Originally a 3 bay end hall house, 1
bay added to rear. Now all 1 storey and attic. Storeyed bay with jettied
gable end towards road, roughcast ground floor with curved brackets to
first floor, 3 light flush frame casement with hoodboard in attic,
exposed plates. Left return is entrance front. Ground floor: recessed
plank doors with shaped brackets to hoods in centre and rear bays, to
left a 3 light C19 canted oriel on brackets, to centre a 3 light small
pane flush frame casement, to right a C20 2 light window. 2 and 3 light
half dormers, some early leaded lights, raking heads. Ridge stack
inserted between hall bays. Rear gable end has an originally external
stack now in a lower 1 bay addition with a ground floor casement,
weatherboarding, exposed plates and purlins to rear. Right return from
end to road has scattered casements, a C20 lean-to outshut. Interior:
brick and clunch stack, first floor fireplace with chamfered brick
depressed 4 centred arched head above which is an early C17 wall
painting of 3 vases with flowers linked by festoons. Jowled posts,
cambered tie beams of large scantling. Formerly known as Playstow Farm
House. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3994838626

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