Description: Tithe Barn
Date Listed: 8 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 244089
OS Grid Reference: SP3774537919
OS Grid Coordinates: 437745, 237919
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0384, -1.4511
This building is also a scheduled monument.
Explore more of the area around Swalcliffe, Oxfordshire at Explore Britain.
SWALCLIFFE MAIN ROAD
SP3737 (North side)
7/78 Tithe Barn
Tithe barn. c.1400. Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Stone ridge, stone
copings, stone slates laid to diminishing courses. 10 bays defined externally
by buttresses. 2 gabled porches on east front to 3rd and 8th bay threshing
floors. Both porches retain stone gables, 4-centred arched doorways and plank
doors. West front noted as having 2 small doorways; only the jambs of one
remain. Interior: Upper cruck trusses; upper and lower collars; ridge and side
purlins; common rafters; wind braces to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th bays; arched
braces to collars; ridge supported on saddle. End gables with louvered
lancets, splayed internally. Single hole air vents arranged in rows to sides
and slits to ends. Internal measurements: 128' x 22'9; bay length average
12'9"; cruck trusses 11'6" above ground; walls 3' thick; cruck feet 15" x 9".
First 2 bays to south have inserted loft. History: Built by William of
Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, founder of New College Oxford which he
endowed with the living. Noted as having masonry of a very high order;
architecturally the finest Oxfordshire barn. Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol. X, p.238; Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, 1974,
Wood-Jones, R.B., Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region,
Listing NGR: SP3774237918
Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.