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North Barn 75 Metres North-North-West of the Abbot's Porch., Cerne Abbas

Description: North Barn 75 Metres North-North-West of the Abbot's Porch.

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105386

OS Grid Reference: ST6647901484
OS Grid Coordinates: 366479, 101484
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8119, -2.4771

Location: Duck Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorset DT2 7JQ

Locality: Cerne Abbas
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 7JQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Cerne Giant, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


11/61 North Barn 75 metres
north-north-west of
26.1.56 the Abbot's Porch.


Barn. Early C16. Greensand and chalk-block walls. Corrugated
iron roof over thatch. Stone gable-copings with moulded apices.
Two laterally opposed porches, C19. South gable wall has a door-
way with straight-chamfered jambs and depressed-arch head, C16.
Plank door. Sculptured piece of foliage over doorway. Two
loop-lights on east wall. Roof: 7 bays of arch-braced collar-
beam construction, with the braces set into the wall for c 35cm,
and principals resting on wall. Two sets of through-purlins,
the two lower tiers have some original wind-bracing in situ.
This medieval monastic building is important in itself, and
as part of the abbey complex of buildings and earthworks.
Scheduled Ancient Monument, Dorset 26.

(RCHM Dorset I, p79(2))

Listing NGR: ST6647901484

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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