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Description: Paston Great Barn
Date Listed: 16 April 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 224294
OS Grid Reference: TG3219034538
OS Grid Coordinates: 632190, 334538
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8582, 1.4476
There is also a scheduled monument, The Great Barn, 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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PASTON BACTON ROAD
TG 33 SH
4/80 Paston Great Barn
Barn. Dated 1581. Coursed flint with brick and ashlar dressings. Thatched
roof. East side. 2 full height double doors symmetrically placed flanked
by slated stepped buttresses. Further stepped buttresses at intervals. Slit
lights to flanks, the lower halves blocked. Gabled roof. North gable wall
with 2 tiers vertical slits and further slit light at apex. Date plaque 1581.
West side. 3 stepped buttresses and doors opposite the eastern entrances.
Slit lights as before. Later flint and brick engine house built against wall
with hipped thatched roof. Over south door a plaque bearing inscription :
THE BILDING OF THIS BEARNE IS Bl SIR W PASTON KNIGHTE (sic). South gable
with 2 tiers ventilation slits and further light in apex. Interior.
Ventilation slits splayed on interior. Magnificent roof of alternating tie
beam and hammerbeam trusses, all on arched braces dropping to wall posts on
timber corbels. Queen struts rise to principals and are linked to collars
by arched braces. Subsidiary collars above. 3 tiers butt purlins and curved
windbracing below second tier. Scheduled Ancient Monument, County number
Listing NGR: TG3219034538
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Source: English Heritage
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