If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Barn 40 Metres North West of Choppins Hill House
Date Listed: 26 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279278
OS Grid Reference: TM1373755455
OS Grid Coordinates: 613737, 255455
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1560, 1.1232
Explore more of the area around Coddenham, Suffolk at Explore Britain.
CODDENHAM LOWER road
TM 15 NW
5/30 Barn 40 metres north-west
- of Choppins Hill House
Barn, C14 with major alterations principally of early C19. 5 bays, 2 aisles.
Timber-framed and weatherboarded. Roman pantiled roof. Pairs of boarded barn
doors at the centre bay. The south-east arcade and north-east gable are the
most complete features. Each open truss has (or had) square-sectioned tie-beam
braces and passing-braces, the latter rising from the ailes and being tenoned
into the underside of the main tie-beam. The closed truss is similar but has
widely-spaced studwork. The surviving arcade-braces have slight reversed
(convex) curvature. An original arcade-plate scarf joint is splayed within
sallied and under squinted butts. The roof was renewed in C19; it was probably
once of coupled-rafter form. The north-west aisle has some C16/C17 framing,
but much of the building was remodelled in C19. A rare example, particularly
in East Suffolk, of a mediaeval aisled barn; and of further interest because
near-contemporary with its farmhouse.
Listing NGR: TM1373755455
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
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.