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Tithe Barn, Swalcliffe

Description: Tithe Barn

Grade: I
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

Location: Mabledon Place, Swalcliffe, Oxfordshire OX15 5EH

Locality: Swalcliffe
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX15 5EH

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This building is also a scheduled monument.

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Listing Text

SP3737 (North side)
7/78 Tithe Barn
- I
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,
1963, pp.19-20).

Listing NGR: SP3774237918

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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