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Great Barn to West of Manor Farm Yard, Hillingdon

Description: Great Barn to West of Manor Farm Yard

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 September 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 202701

OS Grid Reference: TQ0897787755
OS Grid Coordinates: 508977, 187755
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5781, -0.4287

Location: Bury Street, Hillingdon, Greater London HA4 7TH

Locality: Hillingdon
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: HA4 7TH

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There is also a scheduled monument, Ruislip motte and bailey, 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.

Listing Text

(east side)

TQ 0887 11/41 Great Barn to west of
Manor Farm Yard


Aisled barn c. 1300, partially rebuilt in late C17 or C18. 7 bays. Overall dimensions 102 x 32 ft. Aligned N-S. Weatherboarded with hipped tiled roof Brick and flint rubble plinth. Entrance in centre of west wall: evidence for a former entrance in opposite position in east wall. Side walls have been rebuilt and raised. INTERIOR: Roof has. been rebuilt to include principal trusses and two tiers of side purlins. Upper purlins clasped between collars. Lower purlins staggered and tenoned into principal rafters. Raking queen struts between tie beams and principal rafters. Common rafters mainly reused in their present positions and may date from primary phase of construction. The cross frames have passing braces between the main tie beams and aisle tie beams. An open, notched lap joint between the main tie beams and aisle tie beams. Originally the passing braces extended down to meet the aisle walls. Arcade posts have flared heads. Straight, square-section braces between the arcade posts and tie beams and arcade plates. Angle ties between tie beams and arcade plates. Short dragon pieces between the angle ties and the corner posts carry the feet of the hip rafters. Arcade plates with different types of scarf joints, the earliest of which has been dated by Hewett to C13. The upper (i.e. finished) face of each cross frame is addressed towards the south. Carpenter's marks take the form of long, inscribed Roman numerals. Evidence that in the early building the aisle wall plates passed above the aisle tie beams is a technique known as reversed assembly.
An outstanding example of an early timber-frame aisled barn. comparable to the great barns at Cressing Temple and Coggeshall in Essex. Probably the earliest surviving timber framed building in the Greater London area. SOURCE: Report by CECIL HEWETT : 'The Great Barn, Manor Farm', Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote Local History Society , 1980.

Listing NGR: TQ0897787755

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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