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Cruck Barn at Upleadon Court, to North West of House, Upleadon

Description: Cruck Barn at Upleadon Court, to North West of House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 125807

OS Grid Reference: SO7683126936
OS Grid Coordinates: 376831, 226936
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9404, -2.3384

Location: Forge End, Upleadon, Gloucestershire GL18 1EG

Locality: Upleadon
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL18 1EG

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Listing Text


4/271 Cruck barn at Upleadon Court,
to north-west of house


Barn: C15, extended C17, altered late C18 and C19. Brick-nogged
timber-framing on stone plinth; some framing faced butt-jointed or
weatherboarding; Flemish-bond brickwork; corrugated-iron roof.
Five-bay barn, ends originally lofted; lean-to extensions to parts
of north face. Main, north facade: double boarded doors in
centre, right in 2 halves: to right one panel width timber-framing
faced weatherboarding. Beyond lean-to up to gable, catslide to
main roof, timber-framing faced weatherboarding: left return faced
corrugated iron. To left of main doors earlier extension,
catslide to main roof, front wall 2-panel high timber framing,
stops short of end. Left return double boarded doors, corrugated
iron over. Exposed wall of barn brick ground floor, replacing
timber-framing; framing survives 1-panel high above, straight
brace main post to wallplate. Left return brick ground floor
replacing framing, with tiled top back to framing above: double
boarded sliding doors in centre, an alteration to brick wall, 6-
pane window on left. Above crucks up to half hip, 2-panel high
timber framing between; partly boarded, partly glazed window left
of centre. Right return, half hip to main roof: wall faced butt-
jointed boarding, shuttered opening on left, boarded door centre,
shuttered opening above on right. Gable to lean-to weather-
boarded, boarded door on right.
Interior: part stone-paved threshing floor; bay on right brick
paved. Short spurs each side on right, inserted probably in C19.
Timber framing survives complete to rear wall, and to barn where
covered by lean-tos, 3 panels high, braces main posts to wallplate
in bays each side: door to yard from threshing floor narrower and
lower, probably alteration. Some woven wattle as air vent in
upper panels. Cruck trusses either side of threshing floor, 1
pair purlins supported by collar, square ridge: mortices for
braces to purlins over threshing floor only. Fully closed cruck
truss to left, later brick infill below, boarding above: floor
raised C20 in end bay: shaped head of original door in rear wall
on right: loft floor removed: curved windbraces to purlins from
truss on right. To right of threshing floor base cruck for
original half-hip end: framing removed below collar. End bay
loft removed: framing 3 panel, with continuous rail at upper floor
level in side walls. Chamfer on one stud and mortice for head
show position of original door in rear wall: gable doorway an
alteration. Built as 3-bay barn with single-bay stable or oxhouse
at left end: bay on right added, C17 or C18, as cowhouse: leantos
added, left C17, right late C19. A good example of a medieval
cruck barn: forms group with house, brick barn and church (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SO7682826929

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Source: English Heritage

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