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Bury Farm Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8139 / 51°48'50"N

Longitude: -0.297 / 0°17'49"W

OS Eastings: 517491

OS Northings: 214182

OS Grid: TL174141

Mapcode National: GBR H7L.9Q4

Mapcode Global: VHGPB.SNVT

Plus Code: 9C3XRP73+H5

Entry Name: Bury Farm Cottages

Listing Date: 11 December 1973

Last Amended: 24 October 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163920

Location: Wheathampstead, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Wheathampstead

Built-Up Area: Wheathampstead

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Wheathampstead

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Bury Farm Cottages


Cottage range, formerly part of manorial farm complex. C16 or earlier, with C19 and C20 alterations and additions. Timber-framed structure, now roughcast, the upper floor jettied to both front and rear. Plain clay tile roof covering, with central brick ridge chimney stack, and rear wall stack at north end. 2 storeys, 6 bays with mostly 3-light C19 casements with moulded frames. At east end, ground floor 3-light timber mullioned window of C16 date. This has hollow-moulded 4-centre arch heads to lights, and leaded casements. Plainer 3-light wooden mullioned window to first floor. Rear elevation with exposed close studding to first floor above C20 extension and central offshoot beneath extended roof slope. INTERIOR: common rafter roof, with curved wind bracing to purlins. Much exposed framing and partitioning, including original framed door opening and (now) interior 3-light mullioned window with arched heads. HISTORY: This building appears to have formed part of a manorial complex in the ownership of Westminster Abbey. Previous functions included farmhouse and later, labourers cottages. Recent research has likened the linear form of the originally unheated range to that of a guildhall or church house, but serving a different function in such a rural location. ( Smith. J.T. `English Houses 1200-1800- The Hertfordshire Evidence', p148. R.C.H.M.E. 1994. )

Listing NGR: TL1749114182

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