Description: Barn at Maydencroft Manor
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162669
OS Grid Reference: TL1814027381
OS Grid Coordinates: 518140, 227381
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9324, -0.2831
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ST IPPOLLITTS MAYDENCROFT LANE
TL 1827 (North side)
27.5.68 Barn at Maydencroft Manor
Barn. Late C16, brick infill c.1700. Timber frame on flint sill repaired
in red brick with tile pinnings. Exposed frame infilled with narrow red
brick incorporating staggered soldier courses with gaps for ventilation.
Steep old red tile roof. A 5-bays barn on W side of farmyard at entrance
to property, facing E, with a projecting gabled E porch central, and
original rear aisle. Step-jowled posts, unjowled mid-bay posts, straight
tension braces above rail, long curved braces to tie-beams. Trusses with
collar at mid-height with 2 inclined queen-struts to collar, which
supports heavy convex curved inclined queen posts, the enlarger heads
of which clasp the upper purlin. Long straight wind-braces in middle and
end bays. Rafters jointed into lower butt-purlin. Edge-halved scarf
joint with bridled butts and large face peg in rear arcade plate. Long
cross curved braces to arcade plate. Aisle-ties and aisle-purlin carried
on aisle-collars. Passing braces from aisle wall-posts trenched through
side of arcade post and face-notched onto tie-beam. Pidgeon loft in roof
of porch. Large double doors to porch. Small door in end bays. Curved
braces to mid-height rails in side walls of porch. Rear wall faced in
red brick. John Bunyan is said to have preached in the barn. (RCHM
(1911)130 no. 2).
Listing NGR: TL1814027381
Source: English Heritage
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