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Barn to North West of Manor Farmhouse, Upton St Leonards

Description: Barn to North West of Manor Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 131863

OS Grid Reference: SO8710914132
OS Grid Coordinates: 387109, 214132
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8257, -2.1884

Location: Portway, Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire GL4 8DS

Locality: Upton St Leonards
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL4 8DS

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Listing Text

(east side)

6/202 Barn to north-west of Manor
10.1.55 (previously listed as
Tithe Barn)


Large barn with attached stable at east end. C15, possibly
earlier; late C17 stable. Very large coursed and squared
limestone; timber framing; coursed rubble to stable; stone slate
roof (clay pantile to north slope). Off-centre south porch to 6-
bay barn; stable with loft. South side: stone base walls with
chamfered plinth and buttresses; gabled porch with plank barn doors
and outshut to right; weatherboarded porch gable and upper part of
barn walls; low opening in wall to left of porch with plank doors;
plain stone side wall to stable. East end: barn end is half-hipped
with small gablet, gabled stable with 2 stable doors having timber
lintels; central loft door over with timber lintels; 3 rows of
pigeon holes in gable apex. North side: weatherboarded above
buttressed stone base walls as to south; central porch with raised
sprocketted roof; attached shelter sheds are not of special
interest. West end: weatherboarded half-hipped gable end with
gablet above buttressed stone base wall.
Interior has 7 raised cruck trusses with very high cambered collars
and arched bracing; 2 rows of purlins and ogee-curved wind bracing;
close studded end walls; small framing along sides. Internal span
of approximately 8.2m across feet of crucks. Rafters and framing
are original: C15 work is largely intact with little evidence of
repair or replacement. C19 iron tie-rods sag and appear
unnecessary. A lofty and elegant structure. Important barn and
one of the best in the county. Possibly built as Tithe Barn for
Gloucester Abbey. Manor Farmhouse stands to south east (q.v.).
(N.W. Alcock, Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue,
1981). _ _ _

Listing NGR: SO8710914132

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Source: English Heritage

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