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Barn at Littlebourne Court, Littlebourne

Description: Barn at Littlebourne Court

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 171282

OS Grid Reference: TR2102857884
OS Grid Coordinates: 621028, 157884
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2772, 1.1677

Location: Church Road, Littlebourne, Kent CT3 1TU

Locality: Littlebourne
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT3 1TU

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

(north east side)

Barn at Littlebourne
30. 1.67 Court


The entry shall be amended to read:

(north east side)

35/448A Barn at Littlebourne


Barn. Probably mid C14 (dated c.1400 by carbon dating) and possibly reusing
elements from an earlier C12 barn on the site. Large aisled timberframed barn
clad in vertical weatherboarding on brick plinth with hipped thatched roof.
2 hipped waggon entrances added in 1961. 8½ bay barn 172 feet long. Passing
braces. Crown posts with foot braces on either side and head braces supporting
collar braces. Rafters but no ridgepiece with substantial re-rafting. Jowled
posts supported on wooden padstones. Remarkable survival of midrail to vertical
weatherboarding. The barn is remarkably complete although 1 foot brace has
been replaced and some knee supports have been inserted between the upright
posts and arched braces. Normal assembly to main plate and reverse assembly
to aisle plate with variety of joints. The barn belonged to St Augustine's
Abbey, Canterbury and part of it may have been us-ed for storing tithes. This
is the earliest barn in Canterbury District and together with Frindsbury barn
Medway District and Brook barn Ashford District one of the earliest known barns
in Kent.
(See S E Rigold 'Some Major Kentish Timber Barns' Arch Cant Vol LXXXI
Jane Wade Ed 'Traditional Kent Buildings' No 4 pp 26-35).

Listing NGR: TR2102857884

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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