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Rectorial Tithe Barn, Enstone

Description: Rectorial Tithe Barn

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 253232

OS Grid Reference: SP3785325106
OS Grid Coordinates: 437853, 225106
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9232, -1.4510

Location: B4030, Enstone, Oxfordshire OX7 4NN

Locality: Enstone
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 4NN

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There is also a scheduled monument, Barn at Rectory Farm, Church Enstone, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

SP3625-3725 (North side)
Church Enstone
14/51 Rectorial Tithe Barn
27/08/57 (Formerly listed as Barn at
Rectory Farm)


Tithe barn. 1382 for Walter de Wynforton, Abbot of Winchcombe; probably partly
rebuilt. Limestone rubble with marlstone-ashlar dressings; stone-slate roof.
6-bay plan with a porch to bay 3 and opposed double doors. Bays are defined by
ashlar buttresses, rising from chamfered plinths, and some areas of walling
retain plinths; further buttresses flank main doors of hipped-roofed porch.
Right end wall has some triangular vents; left end wall has a central buttress,
a horizontal ashlar weathering, a gable slit and a stone parapet. Side door to
porch has chamfered jambs and may have been arched. Re-set datestone in bay one
is flanked by carved heads and has a 4-line Latin inscription containing the
date 1382. Interior: heavy elbowed cruck blades, springing approximately 1.5
metres above the floor, are each linked by 2 collars and an apex yoke; 2 rows of
trenched purlins, ridge piece and rafters are mostly C20. Porch has 2 tiebeam
trusses with apex yokes. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p594; R.Wood-Jones: Traditional Domestic
Architecture in the Banbury Region, 1963: pp15-19)

Listing NGR: SP3785325106

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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