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Description: Church Farm, Barn Approximately 30 Metres East South East of Farmhouse (Not Included)
Date Listed: 19 November 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 248940
OS Grid Reference: SU7150697658
OS Grid Coordinates: 471506, 197658
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6732, -0.9673
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LEWKNOR CHURCH ROAD
SU7197 (East side)
10/94 Church Farm, barn approx. 30m.
19/11/76 ESE of farmhouse (not included)
(Formerly listed as The Old
Barn at Church Farm)
House, now barn. Mid/late C14. C20 weatherboarding over heavy timber framing on
brick base; half-hipped roof, old tiles to left and C20 tiles to right. Aisled
3-bay hall. C20 plank double doors. Interior: left end wall has 8 panels of
which top 4 are cusped. Left truss: arch braces from wall to tie beam were reset
to centre when aisle posts were inserted to support long tie beam; queen-post
truss with tension-braced collar and arch braces to tie: arch-braced collar
above with clasped purlins, diminishing principals and wind braces. Right spere
truss: of similar construction, but lower aisled part has arch-braced aisle
posts flanked by trefoil-cusped aisles. Probably built by John de Lewknor, who
rebuilt the east end of the church (q.v.) in the Decorated style c.1320-40.
Church Farm was acquired by All Souls College from Abingdon Abbey in 1340.
Morrey and Smith date the barn to between 1350 and 1440.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.684; J.M. Fletcher, The Medieval Hall at
Lewknor; Oxonensia, Vol.40 (1975); M.C.J. Morrey and J.T. Smith, The Great Barn
Lewknor, the architectural evidence; Oxonensia, Vol.38 (1973), pp.339-349; Eric
Mercer, English Vernacular Houses, 1975, p.194; National Monuments Record).
Listing NGR: SU7150297654
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Source: English Heritage
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