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Description: Barn at Court Farm
Date Listed: 17 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 129863
OS Grid Reference: SP1477003961
OS Grid Coordinates: 414770, 203961
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7342, -1.7875
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1176/6/237 CHURCH ROAD
BARN AT COURT FARM
(Formerly listed as:
BARN AT KNIGHTS GATE)
A barn, dating from the late C18 or early C19.
PLAN: The barn is a simple rectangle on plan, running roughly east-west, with the addition of a deep projecting porch to the south, and a small lean-to along part of its north side.
MATERIALS: Built from random coursed limestone rubble with alternating flush quoins, set under a blue slate roof.
EXTERIOR: The barn is two storeys high, and has a pitched roof with coped verges with ball finials at the apex. There are regular rows of triangular ventilators to all the main walls. The main elevation to the south has a very large projecting two-storey hipped cart entry with double doors at the centre, with an additional projecting hipped canopy supported on stone walls. There is a three-light timber window to the first floor. To the rear, there is an opposing flush entrance with double doors and a similar but much shallower canopy; a small, single-storey lean-to with a steep roof covered in asbestos is set against part of the rear elevation towards its west end. To the east end there is a square pitching hole with a wooden shutter at first floor level.
INTERIOR: The interior is of six bays, with trusses formed from principal rafters with collar beams and additional cross bracing. There is a small chamber to the first floor of the projecting porch, reached by a timber ladder.
HISTORY: The barn, which is attached to Court Farm, dates from the late C18 or early C19, and is part of a complex which originated as the home farm for Quenington Court, which lies to the south east of the farm. The building is attached to a single-depth agricultural building which apparently dates from the later C19, probably contemporary with the adjacent farmhouse. The buildings are also associated with a listed dovecote which is situated between the farm and Quenington Court.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
The barn at Court Farm is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* The barn dates from the late C18 or early C19, and is largely unaltered since this date, retaining the majority of its original fabric
* The building has an unusually large projecting cart entrance with a hipped roof, which adds to its architectural interest
* It demonstrates high quality in its materials and construction, and careful detailing in its design, such as the use of triangular ventilation holes to create a decorative effect, as well as for utility
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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