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Description: Barn and Stable, at Hownhall
Date Listed: 6 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 125773
OS Grid Reference: SO7276821758
OS Grid Coordinates: 372768, 221758
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8937, -2.3971
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SO 72 SW TAYNTON B4216
7/236 Barn and Stable, at Hownhall
Former building for livestock and cider house, now barn and stable;
1723 (datestone), altered early C19; irregular brick bond, partly
Flemish; tiled roof. Two-storey stable near house, barn beyond.
Bullnose plinth, clasping corner pilaster buttresses and plain
brick string course, running round pilasters to whole building.
Gable facing house: former doorway in centre, with plain brick
buttresses each side, elliptical brick arch over with stone
keystone and date: now 3-light casement window. To left 2-light
shuttered window, flat head to opening, elliptical brick arch over.
To right taller 2-light window, similar head, left light bricked
up, right glazed. First floor blind opening centre, large single-
pane windows each side, all with elliptical brick arches. Right
return slit air vents to both levels throughout: boarded door on
left, flat head, no lintel. To right taller boarded door,
segmental brick arch over timber lintel. Elliptical brick arch to
blocked opening on right; above boarded door to loft, stone sill.
To right parapet gable breaks roof on this side only: eaves same
level each side. Double boarded doors to threshing floor in
centre of section to right, left door in 2 halves; weatherboarding
over to eaves. Part of elliptical head of blocked opening cut by
door on right: at right end boarded door with elliptical brick
arch. Left return originally divided into 4 equal parts by plain
pilaster buttresses, one lost when barn doors inserted. Lean-to
against left side not of special interest.
Interior: 3 heavy ceiling beams to stable, some racks survive.
Stairs to loft over inserted: loft walls plastered, divided into 2
by stud partition. Loft 3 bays, queen-strut roof trusses with
slight, additional member from strut to tie-beam parallel to
principal: 2 pairs purlins, plank ridge, windbraces rise from
wallplate. Barn stone-paved threshing floor, low brick walls each
side, since removed. Bays to right brick paved. Air-vents
splayed on inside with cambered brick arches over: blocking for
removed floor beams visible full length in both side walls; beams
removed when barn formed. Beams for present loft floor different
positions. Five-bay roof, trusses as first part. Probably
originally building for horses or cattle, with cider house on end,
former converted to barn in late C18 or early Cl9. Similar to
buildings at Taynton House (q.v.). Forms group with house and
further barn (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SO7276821758
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Source: English Heritage
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