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Large Barn at Great Manson Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Monmouth, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8363 / 51°50'10"N

Longitude: -2.7289 / 2°43'44"W

OS Eastings: 349872

OS Northings: 215547

OS Grid: SO498155

Mapcode National: GBR FK.VHQK

Mapcode Global: VH86T.N36N

Entry Name: Large Barn at Great Manson Farm

Location: To south of farmhouse at Great Manson, about 2.5 km north of Monmouth, on south-west side of Manson Lane.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

Community: Monmouth

Locality: Buckholt

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Listing Date: 28 August 2002

Last Amended: 10 August 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Source ID: 26904

History

The building has a complex building history. The opposed Gothic doorways indicate late medieval origins for the building; but the north end was later converted with insertion of wall and loft (one roof truss tie-beam cut to allow headroom). There are added lean-to blocks and indications of rebuilding in the north-east gable end where details are similar to mid C18 old cider house at farm (qv). The evidence for medieval origin was not seen at resurvey. The barn is being converted to domestic use during 2004.

Exterior

Roughly coursed red sandstone rubble barn roofed with corrugated asbestos sheeting. Large opposed threshing doors. Each side has two lean-to additions towards ends, with doorways and small windows. North-east gable end (facing farm) has camber-headed window at loft level; on ground floor, camber-headed doorway, with small window to right.
Towards the north-east end are opposed blocked doorways with 2-centred Gothic heads.
Coped gable at south west end. Rear elevation not available at resurvey (June 2004).

Interior

Roof structure of mortice-and-tenon tie beam trusses. Inserted stone wall to north-east of Gothic doorways to form loft with one roof truss tie-beam cut to allow headroom; some wall plaster at loft level. The barn was unaltered at resurvey, but access was not possible.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a vernacular barn with possible medieval origins and group value with Great Manson farmhouse and Old Cider House.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Old Cider House at Great Manson Farm
    Opposite front of farmhouse, about 2.5 km north of Monmouth, on south-west side of Manson Lane.
  • II Great Manson Farmhouse
    About 2.5 km north of Monmouth, on south-west side of Manson Lane.
  • II Little Manson Barn
    Llanrothal, County of Herefordshire, NP25
  • II Old Inn Cottage
    On the main road going north out of Monmouth which rises slowly above the town.
  • II Hen-dafaron
    On the main road going north out of Monmouth which rises slowly above the town.
  • II Rockfield Park
    Standing in its own grounds on an elevated site SE of a long bend in the River Monnow, and approache
  • II The Maze
    On the main road going north out of Monmouth which rises slowly above the town.
  • II Osbaston House
    About 1000m north of Monmouth Castle on the east bank of the river Monnow.

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