Cruck Barn, Leigh Court, Leigh
Description: Cruck Barn, Leigh Court
Date Listed: 9 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 153353
OS Grid Reference: SO7834753505
OS Grid Coordinates: 378347, 253505
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1794, -2.3181
Location: Leigh, Worcestershire WR6 5LB
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There is also a scheduled monument, Cruck Barn at Leigh Court Farm, 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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LEIGH CP -
SO 75 SE
2/40 Cruck Barn,
Barn. Probably C14. Cruck-framed with weatherboarded walls and tile
roof. South-east wall has two gabled porches. Main roof half-hipped.
Two cart entrances in north-west wall. Some studwork is exposed externally,
mostly with brick infill. Some original wattle-and-daub infill remains on
north side. Interior: ten bays. Each cruck truss has an arch-braced collar
with struts in the spandrels, and the tops of the blades joined by a yoke.
These carry the ridge, either directly or by means of a vertical post. The
two tiers of wind-braces on each side have curved wind-braces. Each porch
has two cruck trusses. The barn, with a length of 140 feet, and trusses
nearly 33 feet high, spanning 34 feet, is the largest cruck building in the
country. Radiocarbon dating, although not conclusive, suggests that the
building is C14, with a date of c1325 likely. (Charles, FWB and Horn, W:
"The Cruck-Built Barn of Leigh Court, Worcestershire, England", Journal of
the Society of Architectural Historians, March 1973, Vol XXXII, no 1).
Scheduled Ancient Monument, County number 308.
Listing NGR: SO7835053504
Source: English Heritage
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