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Barn Approximately 8 Metres North of the Limes

A Grade II Listed Building in Farthinghoe, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0543 / 52°3'15"N

Longitude: -1.2221 / 1°13'19"W

OS Eastings: 453434

OS Northings: 239835

OS Grid: SP534398

Mapcode National: GBR 8VH.3V5

Mapcode Global: VHCW9.RMSH

Entry Name: Barn Approximately 8 Metres North of the Limes

Listing Date: 18 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371823

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233988

Location: Farthinghoe, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN13

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Farthinghoe

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Farthinghoe St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SP53NW FARTHINGHOE MAIN ROAD

5/88 Barn approx 8 metres north of
The Limes.

- II

A 6 bay barn. C16/C17/C18.

MATERIALS
Uncoursed limestone rubble with stone dressings and quoins,brick patching and a slate roof.

EXTERIOR
In north wall is large early C16 arch blocked with 4 centred head quatrefoil
spandrels and square hood. Window to left with square hood and stone dressings of same date also blocked. Part of another mullion window remains to the right of the blocked doorway and there is distinctive quoining at both the east and west gable ends.

INTERIOR
The roof structure is of C19 date and comprises king post trusses with bolted collars and a central ridge plank. Two remaining chamfered tie beams have lambs tongue stops. The stone surround of a possible fireplace is apparent off-centre on the rear wall and the chamfered stone surrounds of both windows are evident.

HISTORY
The barn is part of a steading, the other buildings of which have been considerably altered. The building was historically sub-divided between two farms and at one stage was partly in use as a stable. It is said that the door surround and mullion windows are re-used from a priory. The building is in a poor state of repair and is currently on the Buildings at Risk Register.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION
The barn north of the Limes has special architectural and historic interest for the following principal reasons.
* It retains a significant proportion of original C16 fabric.
* It has C16 architectural features of interest including stone mullion windows and a central blocked door with quatrefoil spandrels.


Listing NGR: SP5343439835

Listing NGR: SP5343439835

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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