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Abbey Tithe Barn, Including Attached Wall to East, Glastonbury

Description: Abbey Tithe Barn, Including Attached Wall to East

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 June 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 265895

OS Grid Reference: ST5036138551
OS Grid Coordinates: 350361, 138551
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1441, -2.7110

Locality: Glastonbury
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA6 8DH

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There is also a scheduled monument, The Abbey Barn at Abbey Farm, 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

(South West Side)
21.6.50. Abbey Tithe Barn,
including attached wall
to east
ST 5038 8/3
To south-east of the Abbey grounds, on the corner of Bere Lane and Chilkwell Street.
Relatively small in scale (approx 100 ft long) but of excellent architectural quality.
C14. Ashlar. Unaisled, cruciform building of 7 bays. 4 gables with traceried
lights. Old tiled roofs with coped gable-ends supported by carved heads. Saddle-
stones with carved standing figures and finials. Main gable-ends have central
buttresses and triangular openings with hoodmoulds and cusped tracery. 2-light
rectangular openings over depressed chamfered arches to porches. Animals on side
buttresses of porches. Excellent carved roundels of the 4 Evangelist symbols to
gable-ends. The walls of the barn have slit openings, with wide splays inside,
divided by buttresses with multiple set-offs. 2-tier cruck construction with arched
braces in roof.
Scheduled Ancient Monument. High crenellated wall running east attached to north-
east corner of the barn. Rubble with a band, and crenellated top of ashlar blocks.

Listing NGR: ST5036638554

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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