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Latitude: 51.0679 / 51°4'4"N
Longitude: -2.0702 / 2°4'12"W
OS Eastings: 395177
OS Northings: 129840
OS Grid: ST951298
Mapcode National: GBR 2Y6.ZB5
Mapcode Global: FRA 66K9.79V
Entry Name: Tithe Barn at Place Farm
Listing Date: 6 January 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1318824
English Heritage Legacy ID: 321001
Location: Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3
Civil Parish: Tisbury
Built-Up Area: Tisbury
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Tisbury St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
TISBURY COURT STREET
ST 92 NE (north side)
5/212 Tithe Barn at Place Farm
Tithe barn to monastic grange. C15. Rubble stone and dressed
limestone, thatched roof, formerly stone slates, with coped verges
and staddlestones. Thirteen bays. Central opposing gabled
porches with angle buttresses and double chamfered pointed
doorways, planked doors, coped verge with finial, west side has C19
Tudor-arched double planked doors either side, north side has
square-headed planked doors either side of central porch, either
side of porches are 6 buttresses with offsets and 5 tall arrow loop
vents. South and north gables have central buttress with arrow
loops either side and above.
Interior has 13 bays with raised cruck trusses, each with arch-
braced collar and upper collar, some are cranked, braced saddle to
apex. Three tiers of through purlins, some straight windbracing
retained. Reputedly the largest tithe barn in England, though not
the longest. Together with the farmhouse and gatehouses (q.v.),
this barn is part of one of the finest surviving groups of monastic
grange buildings in England. Owned by the Abbess of Shaftesbury
until the Dissolution. Ancient Monument, Wiltshire, No 242.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; Country
Life, 10 May 1919)
Listing NGR: ST9517329851
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