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Description: Barn 30 Metres North of Manor Farmhouse
Date Listed: 1 November 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 282215
OS Grid Reference: TM3790490322
OS Grid Coordinates: 637904, 290322
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4590, 1.5004
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SHIPMEADOW LOW ROAD
TM 39 SE
0/21 Barn 30m north
Aisled barn. First half of C14 with late C19 alteration. Timber framed and
weatherboarded, shallow-pitched slated roof. A late C20 agricultural storage
building has been built against the east side. Interior. 5-bay frame (the original
length), with a central cart entrance, originally solely on the east side. The
arcade posts have deep jowled heads; 3 on the east side rest on the original
sleepers which tie back to the aisle walls, the remainder have their bases encased
in C20 concrete. Each truss has a pair of tie beam braces, straight or slightly
curved and of square section (all intact), and a pair of passing braces, extending
upward from the mid-point of the aisle walls, and trenched across the aisle-ties,
aisle posts and tie beams; these have been cut off above tie beam level, but would
probably have continued as 'parallel rafters'. If the top of the tie-beams were
investigated the original roof structure could possibly be reconstructed. Straight
braces extend from the aisle posts to the arcade plates; most of these braces
survive. Normal assembly to main frame, reversed assembly to the aisles. The
wallplates have simple splayed scarf joints with face pegs; most of the studding is
later infilling and the south end of the west aisle has been entirely rebuilt. The
aisle walls were raised c.1.5m in C19, probably when the barn was re-roofed. The
gable ends have also been almost entirely re-studded, but evidence for the original
widely-spaced studding and the wattle and daub infilling survives. A weatherboarded
partition divides the southernmost bay from the remainder. The C19 roof timbers are
concealed by softwood boarding. Medieval aisled barns are a rarity in east Suffolk
and this may be the most complete survivor.
Listing NGR: TM3790490322
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Source: English Heritage
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