Description: Brambletye Barn
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 297073
OS Grid Reference: TQ4153035444
OS Grid Coordinates: 541530, 135444
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1008, 0.0200
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FOREST ROW BRAMBLETYE
TQ 43 NW
Barn. Early and later C18, C19 and C20 alterations. Timber frame faced
with weatherboard (renewed C19), partly replaced by corrugated iron on south
side, squared rubble on brick plinths. Hipped and gabled roofs extended with
catslides on south and east sides: plain tile roof, mostly replaced by corrugated
iron. A complex construction in an L plan: two threshing barns, one on south
side(probably earlier) and one on east/side of a yard, subsequently linked by
extension of south end of the east barn. A range of cattle sheds extends east
from the north end of the east barn.
South barn range: five trussed bays with central threshing floor and opposing
waggon doors, a double bay at hipped (west) end, an outshot or aisle on the
south side to west of waggon door and an outshot at east end, both outshots
on lower plinths, Jowelled bay posts, stud wall panels with intermediate rails
between posts, tension braces, aisle arcade posts on south side have angle
braces to plate. Straight or slightly curved braces to principal beams. Queen
strut roof with straight wind braces to continuous side purlins. Staggered
purlins to aisle roof with struts of aisle tie beams. High waggon doorway on
north side, low doorway on south side with C19 boarded double doors. Raking
shores to posts on either side of threshing floor with flanking boarded sills.
On the south side a second waggon door to the east bay is a later insertion.
East barn range: three trussed bays with aisle on east side later extended
south by irregular bay with aisle to align with and link to east end of south
barn range. Three north bays, arcade posts, on stone plinths: extension
on brick plinth. Stud wall panels to aisle and north gable wall, intermediate
rails between posts, tension braces. Wall panels largely removed on west side.
Original steep braces to aisle arcade plate and principal beams replaced by
higher straight braces for improved headroom. Queen post trusses: collars
with clasped purlins. In upper panel in north gable wall a five light window
with diamond mullions, now blocked. East and south aisles have boarded shutter
Cattle shed: five bay framed roof on posts, open to south and with squared
rubble north and east end wall. Group value with ruins of Brambletye House
(g.v) Barn also known as Wellington Barn. Used to house soldiers during encamp-
ment at Brambletye in 1793.
Listing NGR: TQ4153035444
Source: English Heritage
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