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Aisled Cattleshed at Briggens Home Farm 50 Metres North North West of House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7846 / 51°47'4"N

Longitude: 0.0452 / 0°2'42"E

OS Eastings: 541169

OS Northings: 211522

OS Grid: TL411115

Mapcode National: GBR LDF.082

Mapcode Global: VHHM5.QDRT

Entry Name: Aisled Cattleshed at Briggens Home Farm 50 Metres North North West of House

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176219

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159960

Location: Hunsdon, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hunsdon

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hunsdon

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(north side)

2/23 Aisled Cattleshed
at Briggens Home Farm
- 50 metres NNW of house


Aisled cattleshed. Later c19. Large square grey brick building
with wide entrance in gable facing S. Low pitched gabled roof
now covered in corrugated asbestos. Vertical boarding with
arched, decorated, lower edge over entrance. 6-bay timber
structure of open nave and wide aisles divided into bays, each
with a 2-light window. The arcade posts have rebates to hold
rails closing off each bay. Central circular window in N gable
above larger (modern?) windows. Wide span king post roof
structure and inclined strut from lower aisle tie supporting
purlin of aisle roof. An unusual, spacious, later Cl9, aisled
cattleshed, little altered. It is of special interest as the
culmination of the C19 changes in the farming economy of the area
towards fattening cattle in enclosed yards with open fronted
sheds for shelter. The addition of roofs over the yards was
common and led to integration of covered yard and shelter sheds
in the nave and aisles of a single building in this example. It
is part of the historic farm group at Briggens Home Farm.

Listing NGR: TL4116911522

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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