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Cherry Barn and Attached Outbuildings, Approximately 5 Metres East of Bayllols Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harwell, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6008 / 51°36'2"N

Longitude: -1.2911 / 1°17'28"W

OS Eastings: 449192

OS Northings: 189339

OS Grid: SU491893

Mapcode National: GBR 7ZH.QC0

Mapcode Global: VHCYL.K1S5

Entry Name: Cherry Barn and Attached Outbuildings, Approximately 5 Metres East of Bayllols Manor

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 5 May 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368642

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249982

Location: Harwell, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX11

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Harwell

Built-Up Area: Harwell

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 31/08/2012


(West side)
Cherry Barn and attached outbuildings, approx. 5m E of Bayllols Manor

(Formerly listed as Cherry Barn and attached outbuildings, approx. 5m E of King's Manor)

(Formerly listed as Middle Farmhouse and Barn)


Barn, part probably originally of different use; with attached outbuildings.
2-bay, cruck range of c.l350, with 2-bays of mid Cl5 outbuilding at end of
probably C17 two-bay barn attached at right-angles to cruck range; cruck range
has three-bay mid outbuilding to end. Stone coursed rubble plinth; large
timber-framing with weatherboarding thatch roof, half hipped to left end, with
old plain-tile area at junction of ranges. Now 4-bay barn with outbuilding
cross-range, C20 alterations to gabled midstrey to right on road side. C20
double sliding doors to cross-range. Interior: double Queen-post roofs to 4-bay
barn range and to C17 outbuilding, with windbraces. Full crucks to cruck range
with chamfered braces and blades. History; the farmstead was owned by the
Bayllol (or Baillol) family from 1200-1350. The Brounz family owned it from
c.1350-1484. The farmstead was bought by William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester
in 1484, The cruck range was possibly built as a hall for retainers or lesser
visitors. The mid-C15 outbuilding, now part of the barn, was possibly used for
brewing or malting.
(Crucks in the West Berkshire and Oxford Region, by J. Fletcher in 0xoniensia,
Vol 33; 1968, p71-88; Three Medieval Farmhouses in Harwell, by J. Fletcher in
Berkshire Archaeological Journal, Vol 62, 1955-6, p45-69)

Listing NGR: SU4919289339

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