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Castle Barn Approximately 50 Metres North East of Thorpe Castle House, Thorpe Achurch

Description: Castle Barn Approximately 50 Metres North East of Thorpe Castle House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232858

OS Grid Reference: TL0225881433
OS Grid Coordinates: 502258, 281433
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4213, -0.4977

Location: Lilford Road, Thorpe Achurch, Northamptonshire NN14 3NZ

Locality: Thorpe Achurch
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN14 3NZ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Castle earthworks and barn at Thorpe Waterville, 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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Listing Text

Castle Barn approx. 50m.
7/135 NE of Thorpe Castle House
23/05/67 (Formerly listed as Castle

Great hall of castle, now a barn. Early C14 origins for Walter de Langton.
Bishop of Lichfield. Squared coursed limestone with thatch roof. Rectangular
plan, originally probably the hall and solar range. Originally part 2 storeys,
first floor structure now removed. West elevation has central C19 cart entrance.
Ashlar plinth. Ashlar gable parapets. Gable to left has projecting chimney
breast, corbelled out from first floor level, and eith octagonal crenellated
flue on square base. At attic level the chimney breast is flanked by deeply
recessed circcular windows with moulded surrounds. Right gable has slit vents.
Rear has C19 central cart entrance. Interior: very fine king-post roof
structure. Tie beams have wall posts and curved braces, the king posts have
braces in both directions, and similar braces opposite the collars. Main beams
have moulded soffits. Moulded cornice. Evidence of screen in roof structure of
bay to north. Evidence of first floor fireplace in north gable wall. Roof
structure of hall range has smoke blackening. A 2-storey gabled porch is said to
have been removed C19. Walter de Langton was licensed to crenellate in 1301.
(Buildings of England:Northanptonshire, p. 429; V.C.H. : Northamptonshire, Vol.5,

Listing NGR: TL0225881433

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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