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Description: Barn North-West of Burncliffe
Date Listed: 27 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 240779
OS Grid Reference: NY7670964326
OS Grid Coordinates: 376709, 564326
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9730, -2.3654
HENSHAW TOW HOUSE
NY 76 SE
17/51 Barn north-west
Threshing barn now used for storage. Probably late C17. Coursed rubble;
right gable end rebuilt in brick in mid C20. Heather-thatched roof under
corrugated-iron sheeting. Single storey, 5 internal bays. Roughly-squared
quoins. Central opposed doorways with replaced paired doors; front doorway
flanked by low stone walls. Small window openings at right and on left return.
Steeply-pitched roof. Interior: stone-flagged threshing floor with later
cobbled byre floor to right. Roof structure has wany, adzed beams of heavy
scantling: 4 pairs of full crucks; renewed lower collars; original halved and
pegged upper collars project to carry lapped purlins; crucks halved and crossed
to carry ridge piece; closely-spaced rafters. Later loft floor inserted at
An extremely rare example in the county of a heather-thatched cruck barn.
Listing NGR: NY7670964326
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Source: English Heritage
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