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Description: Tithe Barn, Ashleworth Court
Date Listed: 10 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 134309
OS Grid Reference: SO8178825205
OS Grid Coordinates: 381788, 225205
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9251, -2.2662
There is also a scheduled monument, Ashleworth tithe barn, 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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ASHLEWORTH QUAY LANE
7/18 Tithe Barn, Ashleworth Court
(formerly listed as Tithe Barn,
10-1-55 Ashleworth Quay)
Barn. Circa 1500, for Abbot Newland of Bristol; altered C19.
Coursed, squared blue lias, squared stone dressings, stone slate
roof. Six-unit barn, with 2 porches on one side. To road,
diagonally-set buttresses at all corners: wall-plate and heavy
tilting fillet exposed. On left boarded opening under eaves:
buttressed porch, double boarded doors, one in 2 sections, heavy
iron hinges, chamfer to jambs, heavy cambered timber lintel, 2
square holes in gable. Centre section with one square-set
buttress, 2 slit air vents each side. Right porch as left: right
end 2 slit air vents; former window under eaves on left boarded
over. Left return corner buttresses (right rebuilt mid C20);
glazed opening to right of centre, flat head, stone voussoirs:
boarded doorway above, heavy stone lintel. Eleven square holes in
gable, stone quatrefoil in square in centre. Parapet gable with
cross-gablet apex, as to porches: right end gable replaced with
Interior: left threshing floor stone paved: rear doors lower than
to road. Air vents splayed internally, timber lintels: square
holes scattered on walls. Scars of original central cross wall,
also inserted low walls to right threshing floor, since removed.
Roof 10 bays: trusses against gables: truss queen strut, centre
timbers in centre one; 2 pairs purlins, curved windbraces (some
missing), plank ridge. Mortices at ends of tie beams for wall
posts. Right end additional windows: slots for floor at eaves
level to 2 bays, collar level at one. Left end walled off in brick
mid C19; blocked door lower level, boarded door upper to threshing
floor. Lower floor stabling lofted over for feed preparation,
further loft at eaves level. C17, C18 and early C19 names and
dates cut by left threshing floor in porch. Lean-to on rear not of
special interest. Converted to large cowhouse in C19,cowstalls
since removed. An important medieval survival, forming group with
church and Court (q.v.). Ancient monument Gloucester No 118, and
owned by the National Trust.
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire, the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970;
photographs at NMR)
Listing NGR: SO8178825208
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Source: English Heritage
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