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Farm Buildings at Bottom Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7446 / 51°44'40"N

Longitude: -0.5531 / 0°33'11"W

OS Eastings: 499988

OS Northings: 206089

OS Grid: SP999060

Mapcode National: GBR F5C.JZP

Mapcode Global: VHFS4.CDFY

Plus Code: 9C3XPCVW+RP

Entry Name: Farm Buildings at Bottom Farm

Listing Date: 26 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249631

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355492

Location: Berkhamsted, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Berkhamsted

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Sunnyside St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Description


1. SWING GATE LANE
(South Side)
839
Farm Buildings at
SP 90 NE Bottom Farm
3/240

II CV


2.
Farm buildings, N range now in domestic use. C16 barn in W range incorporating an
older N bay, C18 traphouse with loft at S end and 2-bay C19 open shed at N end. C19
elevated granary at E end of N range which has C17/C18 parts linked and adapted to
domestic use in 1980s. Timber frames on brick sills, dark weatherboarded with
steep old red tile roofs. A picturesque L-shaped group of farm buildings to W of
house. The 4-bay barn faces W with a gabled projecting porch in the 2nd bay from S
and a large winnowing door opposite on E and rear outshuts and stables under
catslide roofs. Jowled posts with mid-height rails in-line and unjowled wallposts
at mid-bay. Heavy straight braces to tie beams and to wallplates. 2 purlins to
each slope of clasped purlin roof, the upper clasped by a collar and the lower by
quadrant-curved inclined queen-posts. Older N bay had a single-purlin with wind
braces but was altered to 2 butt-purlins. Straight wind braces to lower purlins.
Squint-butted scarf joint in wall plate. Old elm boards on rear of barn survive
protected by outshuts. Square single-storey C19 granary raised high on 2 parallel
brick walls has a pyramidial roof, small window in middle of each side and door
central at E reached by ladder. Interior has a central N-S tie-beam with inclined
queen-posts to purlin roof with angle rafters bearing on ties across the corners
with pegged tenons. Long diagonal braces in walls.


Listing NGR: SP9998806089

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