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Description: The Old Tithe Barn and Attached Boundary Wall
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 135123
OS Grid Reference: SO9576127578
OS Grid Coordinates: 395761, 227578
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9467, -2.0631
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SO 9527 BISHOP'S CLEEVE A435
16/26 The Old Tithe Barn and
attached boundary wall
Former tithe barn, now used as hall, and adjoining wall. Probably
early C15, altered and restored in the early 1950s. Coursed
squared and dressed limestone with some random large blocks of
finely squared and dressed stone; stone slate roof. Rectangular
main body, formerly C15m longer on the south with a projecting
porch on the west side; small C20 single-storey extensions at the
north-west corner; wall runs south from the south-east corner for
about 15m. C20 raking buttresses to the west side of the main
body, further buttresses with offsets to the gable ends and porch.
West front with projecting porch to the right; former double-width
entrance to porch now blocked with coursed squared and dressed
limestone and a large C20 twelve-light window with stone mullions
and transoms; weatherboarded gable; stone-mullioned cross window
to the right-hand return. Large early plank door with studs to the
left of the porch; single-light casement with a wooden surround to
the right. C20 four-light stone-mullioned casement and a single-
light casement and small blocked doorway to the left. Three graded
C19 windows with segmental-pointed heads and a relieving arch at
the left gable end, similar windows at the south gable end over a
segmental-pointed entrance containing C20 glazed double doors.
East-facing elevation: three C20 three-light stone-mullioned
casements; two C20 four-light eaves dormers one of which is cut by
a double fire door. Double-width entrance with timber lintel
towards the left with four C20 top-opening steel casements. Flat
gable-end coping with roll-cross saddles; weathervane at the north
Interior now contains first floor, and subdivided ground floor.
Four bays, 4 raised cruck trusses which each terminate at a collar
beam with arched bracing. Struts from arched brace to collar and
to cruck blade. Upper collar beam and halved apex. Two trusses
with cruck spurs. Triple purlins with curved wind bracing, the
lower bracing crossing the lower purlins. Coursed squared and
dressed limestone wall at the south-east corner c2.5m height with
red tile capping, screens view of factory to rear.
(Bryan Little, From Bishop's barn to village hall, Glos
Countryside, 1952-5; and D. Verey, The Buildings of England, The
Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1980)
Listing NGR: SO9576127578
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Source: English Heritage
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