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The history of Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK
Including historical descriptions, maps and statistical analysis.

Saved Heritage

Here is a list of the buildings and other objects that have been saved in recent years.

19th Century Barns restored.

The barns between 3 and 3a High Street have been restored.

This is how they were described in the planning application to erect two houses behind them...

"Further to these Listed buildings, the site has a small range of 19th Century barns to its road side boundary. These are defined in the Clophlll Conservation Area Appraisal of 2007 as being 'buildings of local interest'. It is also believed that they once formed part of the curtilage to No.3 High Street. There are two distinct parts to the barns - a two storey element that has a low pitched slate roof over a timber framed and clad structure with a red/orange brick gable to its roadside elevation.

Before (From Google Streetview)

Before (From Google Streetview)

The other part is a single storey 'lean-to' that has a clay pantiled roof over red/orange brick walls with more modern brick infilling of the hovel bays to the garden-side elevation. There is also a timber clad infill section to the roadside elevation of the lean-to.

After

After

They sit at the back edge of the pavement and as a consequence the soft brick that they are built from has seriously decayed. Our proposals seek to sensitively repair these barns using matching materials and established 'conservation' building techniques."