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Barn About 50 Metres North West of Holyoak Farmhouse, Combs

Description: Barn About 50 Metres North West of Holyoak Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 January 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 279949

OS Grid Reference: TM0501256547
OS Grid Coordinates: 605012, 256547
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1691, 0.9965

Location: Church Road, Combs, Suffolk IP14 2EH

Locality: Combs
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 2EH

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Listing Text


TM 05 NE

3/174 Barn about 50 metres
North West of Holyoak Farmhouse


Barn. Dated 1849. Weatherboarded timber frame on tall red brick plinth in a Flemish
bind derivature (alternating 2 headers and 1 stretcher). Welsh slate roof with gabled

Plan: 10 narrow structural bays with the threading floor in the 2 central bays with
a midstrey at the front attached to which is an integral store or granary in the
angle to the left entered from inside the midstrey.

Exterior: The north east front has a central midstrey with an integral outshut in
the angle to the left undera lean-to roof carried down as a catslide from the main
roof. The midstrey has divided double doors of vertical planks. The north west
elevation has similar doors to a central cart entrance.

Interior: The frame on the tall brick plinth has vertical studding between the wall
posts without a mid rail but with long straight tension braces. Unusual roof
construction for a barn of this date. The 10 narrow roof bays have principal rafters
with curved brackets bolted to the wall posts and similar brackets under the high
collars, 2 tiers of staggered butt purlins and common rafters complete with a ridge-
board. The only tie-beams on either side of the threshing bay. The roof and frame
of the midstrey and integral outshut are also intact. The frame is of soft-wood
except for the wall-posts either side of the threshing floor, the north east of these
has inscribed on it-"J.Meakings October 6th 1849", carved in upper case letters with

The barn is unaltered except for a floor inserted later into the east end.

Listing NGR: TM0501256547

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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