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Latitude: 51.4292 / 51°25'45"N
Longitude: -1.8571 / 1°51'25"W
OS Eastings: 410034
OS Northings: 170034
OS Grid: SU100700
Mapcode National: GBR 3VK.C9L
Mapcode Global: VHB44.RBMP
Entry Name: Great Barn
Listing Date: 22 August 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1286423
English Heritage Legacy ID: 311464
Location: Avebury, Wiltshire, SN8
Civil Parish: Avebury
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
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
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