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Faversham Abbey Major Barn, Faversham

Description: Faversham Abbey Major Barn

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 August 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 175815

OS Grid Reference: TR0211161762
OS Grid Coordinates: 602111, 161762
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3190, 0.8991

Location: 5 Abbey Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8HX

Locality: Faversham
Local Authority: Swale Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME13 8HX

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Listing Text


659/5/10003 Faversham Abbey Major barn


Monastic aisled barn. Circa 1500 with some early C19 alterations. Part of Faversham Abbey. Aisled timberframed barn clad in tarred weatherboarding on red brick plinth. Hipped roof now covered in corrugated iron sheeting. Early C19 hipped cart entrance to east and lean-to to north east, Barn is 132 feet long, lying north-south and assembled from the north. Six full bays, of which the third narrower bay forms the only passage, and shored axial posts to the ends. Jowled aisled posts with slender tension braces and passing braces, three of which are missing to the south east aisle. The crown posts are nearly chamfered and clasp the collar purlin jowled on each side, with 2 head braces. Some sections of the wall frame were replaced in the early C19 and at least two bays have rafters replaced at that time. Inserted early C19 first floor to north on mezzanine floor with a wooden hoist wheel. Both arcade and wall plates have faced halved scarf joints.
(See S E Rigold 'Some Major Kentish Timber Bams; Arch. Cant. LXXXI P16 & 18. Julia Bennett . Anthony Blackwell ' Traditional Kent Buildings no 6 Abbey Farm, Faversham' 1988 p16-27).

Listing NGR: TR0204060907

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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