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Great Barn, Avebury

Description: Great Barn

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 311464

OS Grid Reference: SU1003470034
OS Grid Coordinates: 410034, 170034
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4292, -1.8570

Location: 110 High Street, Avebury, Wiltshire SN8 1RF

Locality: Avebury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN8 1RF

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Listing Text

SU 17 SW
11/43 Great Barn


Glebe barn attached to Manor Farm, now Wiltshire Folk Life study
centre. Late C17. Timber framed and weatherboarded on stone
sills. Thatched roof. Nine bays, with aisles returned at ends.
Cartways in bays 2 and 8, bay 2 extended to north later by 1 bay
forming porch. C20 glazed openings in weatherboarding on both
sides. Roof has gablets and pent roofs over aisles, but attached
to stone outbuildings on east end.
Interior has tie beam trusses with struts to aisle posts supported
on limestone pads, the posts deeply haunched. Raking struts to
principal rafters and straight windbraces to single purlins. At
ends, purlins supported by single re-used cruck blades. Purlin
struts at half bays. Scarfs are square butt squinted joints. The
barn contains much re-used timber but was re-numbered from the east
end on erection. Restored 1978 for display of farm and country

Listing NGR: SU0999270007

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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