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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1040149
English Heritage Legacy ID: 232858
Location: Thorpe Achurch, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14
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
THORPE ALCHURCH THORPE WATERVILLE
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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