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Faversham Abbey Major Barn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Faversham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.3191 / 51°19'8"N

Longitude: 0.8991 / 0°53'56"E

OS Eastings: 602111

OS Northings: 161763

OS Grid: TR021617

Mapcode National: GBR SW4.64N

Mapcode Global: VHKJW.J3NN

Entry Name: Faversham Abbey Major Barn

Listing Date: 3 August 1972

Last Amended: 31 March 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344267

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175815

Location: Faversham, Swale, Kent, ME13

County: Kent

District: Swale

Civil Parish: Faversham

Built-Up Area: Faversham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text


659/5/10003 Faversham Abbey Major barn


Monastic aisled barn. Circa 1500 with some early C19 alterations. Part of Faversham Abbey. Aisled timberframed barn clad in tarred weatherboarding on red brick plinth. Hipped roof now covered in corrugated iron sheeting. Early C19 hipped cart entrance to east and lean-to to north east, Barn is 132 feet long, lying north-south and assembled from the north. Six full bays, of which the third narrower bay forms the only passage, and shored axial posts to the ends. Jowled aisled posts with slender tension braces and passing braces, three of which are missing to the south east aisle. The crown posts are nearly chamfered and clasp the collar purlin jowled on each side, with 2 head braces. Some sections of the wall frame were replaced in the early C19 and at least two bays have rafters replaced at that time. Inserted early C19 first floor to north on mezzanine floor with a wooden hoist wheel. Both arcade and wall plates have faced halved scarf joints.
(See S E Rigold 'Some Major Kentish Timber Bams; Arch. Cant. LXXXI P16 & 18. Julia Bennett . Anthony Blackwell ' Traditional Kent Buildings no 6 Abbey Farm, Faversham' 1988 p16-27).

Listing NGR: TR0204060907

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