Property Ref: 48541
The consents allow for four of the ten bays within the original timber frame to be converted to provide approaching 4000sq.ft of accommodation arranged over three levels around a central interior atrium garden, which takes full advantage of the vaulted timber roof space.
The proposed accommodation includes four bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor, with stunning open planned first floor accommodation linked by an elevated walkway that crosses the atrium garden. In addition to the principal accommodation there is a one bedroom ground floor annexe accessed by a glazed link. Outside there is ample parking and planning for a garage.
The remainder of this stunning timber framed structure could be suitable for a variety of uses including an art studio, gallery or exhibition area subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
The Great Barn provides an exceptional opportunity for a purchaser to create a unique, contemporary home in an outstanding historic building.
The Great Barn forms the western edge of a range of attractive residential barn conversions and is situated on the edge of the highly sought after village of Pirton just 4 miles west of the historic market town of Hitchin. Thought to have been erected as a Tithe Barn forming part of the Priory of St Mary in Hertford the building is believed to date from the early sixteenth century when it was built to store the agricultural produce.
The barn has remained in agricultural use from the date of its construction until the latter half of the 20th Century and has been regularly repaired over the centuries. These repairs are unusually readily identifiable due to the continuity of function and little of the works that have been carried out are hidden.
A Grade II* structure (list entry no. 1175545), described as:
Tithe Barn. C15 or early C16. Timber frame on sill of narrow red brick, dark weather boarded, W side has exposed frame with early C17 red brick infill. Steep pitched roof half hipped now slated. A tall, 10-bays aisled rectorial tithe barn lying NS on W side of farmstead facing E. Double doors in 3rd bay from each end. Raised threshing floor in 2 S bays. Low hipped extension on S end. Measures 135ft x 37ft, with narrow aisles and wide nave. Peninsular brick sills remain in some bays, carrying the sill plate across the aisle to take the foot of the arcade posts. Heavy jowled arcade-posts and jowled wall-posts. 5 studs in walls to arch bay with one large tension brace to each bay cut into outside of studs. Holes in wall plate for wattle and daub infill replaced by brick infill with 2 rows of ventilating holes. Heavy aisle tie beams and passing brace up to back of arcade post. Heavy slightly curved long braces to cambered tie-beams, and heavy curved braces to arcade plate. Edge-halved scarf joints with bridled butts in arcade plate. Single clasped-purlin to each slope of nave roof carried on trusses with collars and inclined queen-struts. Long slender flat rafter as if for thatched roof. Gable-end frame has central post flanked by a mid-height rail jointed in-line. Slender tension braces from main posts. Hip-rafters and collar link cantilevered ends of purlin.
The proposed accommodation comprises:
Entrance door with glazed panels opening to:
Adjacent to bedroom four.
This room could also be utilised as a kitchen for the annexe accommodation.
Plus 22'6 x 8' (6.86m x 2.44m)
All measurements are approximate and taken from architects drawings, their accuracy can not be guaranteed.
There are currently 14 car parking spaces to the rear boundary of the property. This area is also suitable amenity/garden space.
Side garden immediately outside the annexe area.
Planning for a garage.
The recent planning permission is for residential with the retained barn ancillary to the main dwelling.
The barn has an extant B1 use.
Approximate dimensions: 40m x 10m x 10m (high).
NHDC planning reference: 12/00785/1 and 12/00786/1LB.
Please note that these drawings show the conversion as approved, with IDEAS ONLY for office and collection space.
Within this brochure are a number of drawings and artist's impressions showing the various elevations of the proposed converted building.
Arthur Sibun - Watercolour
Pentangle Design Group - Architectural Plans
The Heritage Network Ltd - Rear and side Elevation photographs
Phillip Robinson - Black and white photographs
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