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Description: Cherry Barn and Attached Outbuildings, Approximately 5 Metres East of Kings Manor
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 249982
OS Grid Reference: SU4919289339
OS Grid Coordinates: 449192, 189339
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6008, -1.2911
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SU4989 HARWELL HIGH STREET
9/119 (West side)
25/10/51 Cherry Barn and attached
outbuildings, approx. 5m E of
(Formerly listed as Middle
Farmhouse and Barn)
Barn, part probably originally of different use; with attached outbuildings.
2-bay, cruck range of c.l350, with 2-bays of mid Cl5 outbuilding at end of
probably C17 two-bay barn attached at right-angles to cruck range; cruck range
has three-bay mid outbuilding to end. Stone coursed rubble plinth; large
timber-framing with weatherboarding thatch roof, half hipped to left end, with
old plain-tile area at junction of ranges. Now 4-bay barn with outbuilding
cross-range, C20 alterations to gabled midstrey to right on road side. C20
double sliding doors to cross-range. Interior: double Queen-post roofs to 4-bay
barn range and to C17 outbuilding, with windbraces. Full crucks to cruck range
with chamfered braces and blades. History; the farmstead was owned by the
Bayllol (or Baillol) family from 1200-1350. The Brounz family owned it from
c.1350-1484. The farmstead was bought by William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester
in 1484, The cruck range was possibly built as a hall for retainers or lesser
visitors. The mid-C15 outbuilding, now part of the barn, was possibly used for
brewing or malting.
(Crucks in the West Berkshire and Oxford Region, by J. Fletcher in 0xoniensia,
Vol 33; 1968, p71-88; Three Medieval Farmhouses in Harwell, by J. Fletcher in
Berkshire Archaeological Journal, Vol 62, 1955-6, p45-69)
Listing NGR: SU4919289339
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