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Two Barns at the Manor House, Old Stratford

Description: Two Barns at the Manor House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235319

OS Grid Reference: SP7798539514
OS Grid Coordinates: 477985, 239514
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0485, -0.8642

Location: Old Stratford, Northamptonshire MK19 6DQ

Locality: Old Stratford
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: MK19 6DQ

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Listing Text

19/82 Two barns at the Manor House
01/12/51 (Formerly listed as Two barns
at the Manor House; north of
Church in Deanshanger C.P.)


Pair of barns. Early C17; part dated 1626. For Sir Robert Banastre. Coursed
squared limestone, old plain-tile roofs. The larger of the two is approximately
33 metres long. 8 bays with central double opposed doors, that to rear blocked,
with bar stop-chamfered wood lintels and arch-braced collar truss roof.
Arch-braces are stop-chamfered. Crown post and two additional collars to each
truss, 4 tiers of wind-braced purlins, ogee-stop-chamfered wall posts and timber
corbels. Roof has deep projection with struts to eaves and extension wall posts.
3 ventilation slits to left gable end wall and ventilation slits to long side
walls all with bar stop-chamfered wood lintels to inner splays. Pair of 2-light
windows over slits to left gable end and similar window to gable above, all wits
wood lintels. Diagonal off-set buttresses to angles and off-set buttresses
between bays, all with wave-moulded plinths (c.f. those to chancel of Church of
St. Guthlac). Smaller barn stands at right angle to left end to give L-plan and
is approximately 23 metres long. Datestone inscribed 1626 to gable facing road.
8-bays with roof of very similar construction except for having 3 tiers of
purlins. Similar ventilation slits and central double opposed doors. 1-window
link building between right gable end of larger barn and smaller barn of two
storeys and loft has four bar-stop-chamfered bridging beans to each floor and
gabled roof continuing that of larger barn. Door and windows to all floors with
wood lintels. A carriage arch with wood lintel has been blocked; lintel
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p370; O.F. Brown and G.J.
Roberts, Passenham, 1973)

Listing NGR: SP7798539514

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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