Description: Barn Approximately 20 Metres North East of the Manor Preparatory School
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249813
OS Grid Reference: SU4845298031
OS Grid Coordinates: 448452, 198031
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6790, -1.3006
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ST.HELEN WITHOUT FARINGDON ROAD
SU49NE (East side)
8/136 Barn approx. 20m. NE of The
09/02/66 Manor Preparatory School
(Formerly listed as Manor
House, including adjoining
Barn, now gymnasium. C15, for Abingdon Abbey. Coursed limestone rubble with
puplog holes and dressed quoins; old tile roof with stone coping and carved
finials. 5-bay plan with threshing floor in second bay from left. Entries
blocked by C20 door and glazing: timber lintel over smaller blocked entry in
second bay from right. Interior: 5-bay roof with original windbraces to rear
right, and C20 lateral (iron stanchion) and transverse (bolted plates)
strengthening. Raised crucks with arch-braced lower collars, and upper collars
halved into blades; ridge purlin laid on solid yoke; trenched side purlins with
tabled scarf joints. Abingdon Abbey leased the site out to lay tenants in C15.
(J. Fletcher, "Crucks in the West Berkshire and Oxfordshire Region", 0xonensia,
Vol.33 (1968), pp.80-81; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.416).
Listing NGR: SU4845298031
Source: English Heritage
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