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Castle Barn Approximately 50 Metres North East of Thorpe Castle House

A Grade I Listed Building in Thorpe Achurch, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4213 / 52°25'16"N

Longitude: -0.4977 / 0°29'51"W

OS Eastings: 502258

OS Northings: 281433

OS Grid: TL022814

Mapcode National: GBR FYN.10Z

Mapcode Global: VHFNW.BD7N

Entry Name: Castle Barn Approximately 50 Metres North East of Thorpe Castle House

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Last Amended: 11 January 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1040149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232858

Location: Thorpe Achurch, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Thorpe Achurch

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Thorpe Achurch St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

Castle Barn approx. 50m.
7/135 NE of Thorpe Castle House
23/05/67 (Formerly listed as Castle

Great hall of castle, now a barn. Early C14 origins for Walter de Langton.
Bishop of Lichfield. Squared coursed limestone with thatch roof. Rectangular
plan, originally probably the hall and solar range. Originally part 2 storeys,
first floor structure now removed. West elevation has central C19 cart entrance.
Ashlar plinth. Ashlar gable parapets. Gable to left has projecting chimney
breast, corbelled out from first floor level, and eith octagonal crenellated
flue on square base. At attic level the chimney breast is flanked by deeply
recessed circcular windows with moulded surrounds. Right gable has slit vents.
Rear has C19 central cart entrance. Interior: very fine king-post roof
structure. Tie beams have wall posts and curved braces, the king posts have
braces in both directions, and similar braces opposite the collars. Main beams
have moulded soffits. Moulded cornice. Evidence of screen in roof structure of
bay to north. Evidence of first floor fireplace in north gable wall. Roof
structure of hall range has smoke blackening. A 2-storey gabled porch is said to
have been removed C19. Walter de Langton was licensed to crenellate in 1301.
(Buildings of England:Northanptonshire, p. 429; V.C.H. : Northamptonshire, Vol.5,

Listing NGR: TL0225881433

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