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68 and 74, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Barkway, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0017 / 52°0'6"N

Longitude: 0.0152 / 0°0'54"E

OS Eastings: 538432

OS Northings: 235615

OS Grid: TL384356

Mapcode National: GBR K8B.JN5

Mapcode Global: VHHL0.6YWC

Plus Code: 9F422228+M3

Entry Name: 68 and 74, High Street

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Last Amended: 3 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174411

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162498

Location: Barkway, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG8

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Barkway

Built-Up Area: Barkway

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Barkway

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 3835 (West side)

9/44 Nos. 68 and 74
27.5.68 (formerly listed as No. 68
and Nos. 70, 72, 74)


Two houses, at one time 4 dwellings. Probably late C16 and early C17,
the later house to right refronted in late C18. Altered C19. Timber
frames, rendered with a red brick cased end wall. Steeply pitched tiled
roof with decorative fishscale bands and crest tiles. 2 storeys, cellar
to right. Both had continuous jettied fronts originally, only a small
vestige remaining of jetty to refronted house to right. No. 74 to left
is 2 bays. Ground floor: 2 entrances, to left a recessed 6 panelled
door, to right a 2 fielded panelled door, C19 3 light flush moulded
frame lattice casements with cornices. Bull nosed joists to jettied
first floor, similar 2 light casements. C18 ridge stack to left of
centre. External left end stack. No. 68 is 3 bays. Plinth with cellar
window to right. Ground floor: steps up to entrance to right of centre,
recessed 6 fielded panelled door with bracketed raking slate hood,
flanking 3 light casements as on No. 74. Left bay has a second entrance
with a 6 panelled door, a similar casement and a section of original
jetty higher than that on No. 74. Similar 2 light casements on first
floor. Cross axial stack to left of centre. Right gable end early C19
red brick: plinth, kneelers to parapet, extruded stack behind ridge with
offsets, earlier brick at base. Catslide roof over shallow weatherboarded
lean-to outshut to rear of No. 68. Later short brick cased gabled wing
to rear of No. 74. Interior: No. 68 has stop chamfered bearers, tension
braces, jowled posts, cambered tie beams, clasped purlin roof. What
is here described as the right hand bay of No. 68 is in fact part of
No. 1 Church Lane (q.v.).

Listing NGR: TL3843235615

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