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The Tithe Barn, Cerne Abbas

Description: The Tithe Barn

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105407

OS Grid Reference: ST6629401007
OS Grid Coordinates: 366294, 101007
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8076, -2.4797

Location: The Folly, Cerne Abbas, Dorset DT2 7JR

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

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There is also a scheduled monument, Tithe Barn (Uninhabited Portion) at Barton Farm, 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

ST 6601 CERNE ABBAS THE FOLLY , (south side)

11/116 The Tithe Barn
26.1.56
GV I

Tithe Barn, partly converted to private house (south end). Late
C14, with late C18 conversion to house, and Cl9 restoration.
Chamfered stone plinth and knapped flint walls, weathered stone
buttresses to the bay divisions. Stone slate roof. Brick
stacks on south gable-end, and on ridge just south of porch.
Barn of 5 bays with 2 original opposed porches. House of 4
bays, immediately south of porches. Barn: long straight-
chamfered loops to each bay. The porches have outer
entrances with double-chamfered jambs and two-centred heads,
with gables over. The House has pointed-arch windows with
moulded jambs and labels over. Metal and iron casements with
intersecting glazing-bars in the heads. Front door to house,
one bay from the end, with a pointed and moulded arch doorhead
and a fanlight with intersecting glazing-bars, plank-and-muntin
door, C20. South gable wall has 3 storeys of pointed windows,
2 wide, same type with C20 metal casements. Interior: roof of
barn entirely reconstructed C20. Scheduled Ancient Monument,
Dorset 26a.

(RCHM Dorset I, p81(25))


Listing NGR: ST6629401007

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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