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Great Barn to West of Manor Farm Yard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Eastcote and East Ruislip, London

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Latitude: 51.5781 / 51°34'41"N

Longitude: -0.4287 / 0°25'43"W

OS Eastings: 508977

OS Northings: 187755

OS Grid: TQ089877

Mapcode National: GBR 2R.BKT

Mapcode Global: VHFSZ.JL6K

Entry Name: Great Barn to West of Manor Farm Yard

Listing Date: 6 September 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 202701

Location: Hillingdon, London, HA4

County: London

District: Hillingdon

Electoral Ward/Division: Eastcote and East Ruislip

Built-Up Area: Hillingdon

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Martin Ruislip

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

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TQ 0887 11/41 Great Barn to west of
Manor Farm Yard


Aisled barn c. 1300, partially rebuilt in late C17 or C18. 7 bays. Overall dimensions 102 x 32 ft. Aligned N-S. Weatherboarded with hipped tiled roof Brick and flint rubble plinth. Entrance in centre of west wall: evidence for a former entrance in opposite position in east wall. Side walls have been rebuilt and raised. INTERIOR: Roof has. been rebuilt to include principal trusses and two tiers of side purlins. Upper purlins clasped between collars. Lower purlins staggered and tenoned into principal rafters. Raking queen struts between tie beams and principal rafters. Common rafters mainly reused in their present positions and may date from primary phase of construction. The cross frames have passing braces between the main tie beams and aisle tie beams. An open, notched lap joint between the main tie beams and aisle tie beams. Originally the passing braces extended down to meet the aisle walls. Arcade posts have flared heads. Straight, square-section braces between the arcade posts and tie beams and arcade plates. Angle ties between tie beams and arcade plates. Short dragon pieces between the angle ties and the corner posts carry the feet of the hip rafters. Arcade plates with different types of scarf joints, the earliest of which has been dated by Hewett to C13. The upper (i.e. finished) face of each cross frame is addressed towards the south. Carpenter's marks take the form of long, inscribed Roman numerals. Evidence that in the early building the aisle wall plates passed above the aisle tie beams is a technique known as reversed assembly.
An outstanding example of an early timber-frame aisled barn. comparable to the great barns at Cressing Temple and Coggeshall in Essex. Probably the earliest surviving timber framed building in the Greater London area. SOURCE: Report by CECIL HEWETT : 'The Great Barn, Manor Farm', Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote Local History Society , 1980.

Listing NGR: TQ0897787755

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