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South Barn and Adjoining Stable at Rectory Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Pirton, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9736 / 51°58'25"N

Longitude: -0.3398 / 0°20'23"W

OS Eastings: 514136

OS Northings: 231874

OS Grid: TL141318

Mapcode National: GBR H5L.BWL

Mapcode Global: VHGNK.2N6C

Plus Code: 9C3XXMF6+F3

Entry Name: South Barn and Adjoining Stable at Rectory Farm

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Last Amended: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347094

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163183

Location: Pirton, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Pirton

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Pirton

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 1431 (North side)

7/173 South Barn and
27.5.68 adjoining stable
at Rectory Farm


Barn and stable. Late C16 and late C17. Timber framed on stuccoed brick
sills, dark weatherboarded, exposed N front to barn with red brick
infill, red brick facing to W end of barn. Steep red tile roofs. A tall,
5 bays barn with gabled projecting central N porch and 3-bays narrower
stable adjoining to E, both backing onto road and facing N. The barn has
long stepped jowls to bay-posts, unjowled mid-bay posts, mid-height rail
jointed in-line, long straight tension braces at corners and in 2nd and
4th bays. Long straight braces to tie beams, and to wallplate in porch
bay. Edge-halved scarf joint in wallplate with bridled butts. Roof of
unusual experimental design with 2 purlins to each slope. Lower
butt-purlin jointed to principal rafter of the truss with a single
collar at mid-height with inclined queen struts under. Upper purlin
clasped by heavy broad inclined queen-posts rising from collar to
principal. Rafters jointed into lower purlin. In several bays this
experimental arrangement has caused failure due to the principal rafter
not being supported at the point where the lower purlins are butt
jointed in-line. Extra purlins have been inserted a little higher at
staggered heights clasped by short horizontal ties below the collar from
the queen-strut to the principal. Thin slender straight wind-braces.
Lower gabled single-bay porch with single clasped purlin to each slope
carried by a collar in the gable. The stable has jowled posts, slender
straight tension braces, straight braces to cambered tie-beams, one
purlin to each slope carried on inclined queen-posts.

Listing NGR: TL1413631874

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

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