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Tithe Barn

A Grade I Listed Building in Swalcliffe, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0384 / 52°2'18"N

Longitude: -1.4511 / 1°27'4"W

OS Eastings: 437745

OS Northings: 237919

OS Grid: SP377379

Mapcode National: GBR 6RQ.5YG

Mapcode Global: VHBYX.S1Q5

Plus Code: 9C4W2GQX+9G

Entry Name: Tithe Barn

Listing Date: 8 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1046267

English Heritage Legacy ID: 244089

Location: Swalcliffe, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX15

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Swalcliffe

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Swalcliffe

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SP 3737; 7/78

MAIN ROAD (north side),
Tithe Barn



Tithe barn. c.1400. Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Stone ridge, stone
copings, stone slates laid to diminishing courses. Ten bays defined externally
by buttresses. Two gabled porches on east front to third and eighth bay threshing
floors. Both porches retain stone gables, 4-centred arched doorways and plank
doors. West front noted as having two small doorways; only the jambs of one
remain. INTERIOR: Upper cruck trusses; upper and lower collars; ridge and side
purlins; common rafters; wind braces to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th bays; arch
braces to collars; ridge supported on saddle. End gables with louvered
lancets, splayed internally. Single hole air vents arranged in rows to sides
and slits to ends. Internal measurements: 128' x 22' 9"; bay length average
12' 9"; cruck trusses 11' 6" above ground; walls 3' thick; cruck feet 15" x 9".
First two bays to south have inserted loft. HISTORY: Built by William of
Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, founder of New College Oxford which he
endowed with the living. Noted as having masonry of a very high order;
architecturally the finest Oxfordshire barn. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol. X, p.238; Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, 1974,
Wood-Jones, R.B., Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region,
1963, pp.19-20).

Listing NGR: SP3774237918

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