Listed buildings entry

A Grade II* structure (list entry no. 1175545),

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.


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