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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE GREAT BARN

List entry Number: 1183045

Location

THE GREAT BARN

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
OxfordshireVale of White HorseDistrict AuthorityGreat Coxwell

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Nov-1990

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 251575

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History

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Details

GREAT COXWELL SU29SE The Great Barn (formerly 4/94 listed as "Great Barn, 21/11/66 Court House Farm".) GV I Tithe barn. Circa early C13 for the Cistercian monks of Beaulieu Abbey, Hants, who owned the manor. Restored in 1868 when many of roof trusses and tie beams were either strengthened or replaced by deal beams, and again in 1960-2 by the National Trust when the barn was re-roofed in stone slates on new rafters and some timbers were replaced by oak beams. Rubble stone with dressed stone buttresses and openings, gabled stone tiled roofs with dressed stone copings and decayed stone finials to gable ends. Cruciform in plan, 152ft 2ins x 43ft 10ins x 48ft to the ridge. The exterior walls have shallow buttresses with set-off and splays at their bases and there are segmental headed archways in each transept with 2 continuous chamfers. The tall entrances to N and S gable ends are C18. The 7-bay interior is divided into nave and aisles by massive roof-supporting trusses carried on 7ft stone piers topped by oak templates. Heavy bracing struts project from the trusses to support huge tie beams and further tension braces spring from the plain and carved corbels on the side walls to support aisle tie beams. The E transept is approx. 14ft x 4ft, but that to the W is three times as large and has a pointed headed doorway with steps up to the right of the entrance from the nave and was originally the double storied office of the monastic official. Dated before 1250 by William Morris and dated circa 1230 by recent historians on the stylistic similarity of the wall corbels to other dated examples, particularly those at Rievaulx Abbey. Illustrated in Murrary's Guide to Berkshire, 1949, plates 23-5; Walter Horn and Ernest Born, The Barns of the Abbey of Beaulieu at its Granges of Great Coxwell and Beaulieu St Leonards, 1965.

Listing NGR: SU2689794027

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Horn, W, Born, E, The Barns of the Abbey of Beaulieu at its Granges of Great Coxwell and Beaulieu St Leonards, (1965)
'Murrays Architectural Guide' in Berkshire, (1949)

National Grid Reference: SU 26896 94029

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