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Tithe Barn, Ashleworth Court

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashleworth, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9251 / 51°55'30"N

Longitude: -2.2662 / 2°15'58"W

OS Eastings: 381788

OS Northings: 225206

OS Grid: SO817252

Mapcode National: GBR 0J1.9VR

Mapcode Global: VH93Y.NWS3

Entry Name: Tithe Barn, Ashleworth Court

Listing Date: 10 January 1955

Last Amended: 26 November 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171121

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134309

Location: Ashleworth, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL19

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Ashleworth

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Ashleworth St Andrew and St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

ASHLEWORTH QUAY LANE
SO 8025-8125
7/18 Tithe Barn, Ashleworth Court
(formerly listed as Tithe Barn,
10-1-55 Ashleworth Quay)
GV II*
Barn. Circa 1500, for Abbot Newland of Bristol; altered C19.
Coursed, squared blue lias, squared stone dressings, stone slate
roof. Six-unit barn, with 2 porches on one side. To road,
diagonally-set buttresses at all corners: wall-plate and heavy
tilting fillet exposed. On left boarded opening under eaves:
buttressed porch, double boarded doors, one in 2 sections, heavy
iron hinges, chamfer to jambs, heavy cambered timber lintel, 2
square holes in gable. Centre section with one square-set
buttress, 2 slit air vents each side. Right porch as left: right
end 2 slit air vents; former window under eaves on left boarded
over. Left return corner buttresses (right rebuilt mid C20);
glazed opening to right of centre, flat head, stone voussoirs:
boarded doorway above, heavy stone lintel. Eleven square holes in
gable, stone quatrefoil in square in centre. Parapet gable with
cross-gablet apex, as to porches: right end gable replaced with
weatherboarding.
Interior: left threshing floor stone paved: rear doors lower than
to road. Air vents splayed internally, timber lintels: square
holes scattered on walls. Scars of original central cross wall,
also inserted low walls to right threshing floor, since removed.
Roof 10 bays: trusses against gables: truss queen strut, centre
timbers in centre one; 2 pairs purlins, curved windbraces (some
missing), plank ridge. Mortices at ends of tie beams for wall
posts. Right end additional windows: slots for floor at eaves
level to 2 bays, collar level at one. Left end walled off in brick
mid C19; blocked door lower level, boarded door upper to threshing
floor. Lower floor stabling lofted over for feed preparation,
further loft at eaves level. C17, C18 and early C19 names and
dates cut by left threshing floor in porch. Lean-to on rear not of
special interest. Converted to large cowhouse in C19,cowstalls
since removed. An important medieval survival, forming group with
church and Court (q.v.). Ancient monument Gloucester No 118, and
owned by the National Trust.
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire, the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970;
photographs at NMR)


Listing NGR: SO8178825208

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