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Tithe Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Kyre, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2688 / 52°16'7"N

Longitude: -2.5482 / 2°32'53"W

OS Eastings: 362688

OS Northings: 263540

OS Grid: SO626635

Mapcode National: GBR BS.ZCBZ

Mapcode Global: VH84S.S77M

Plus Code: 9C4V7F92+GP

Entry Name: Tithe Barn

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1082484

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150710

Location: Kyre, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR15

County: Worcestershire

Civil Parish: Kyre

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Teme Valley South

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19/09/2019

SO 66 SW

Tithe Barn

(Formerly listed as Barn about 60 yards east of Kyre Park, KYRE PARK)

Barn, now function room. Circa 1618 by William Harrison of Bromsgrove for Sir Edward Pytts; altered mid C20. Handmade brick on sandstone rubble base; plain tiled roof with stepped parapets and finials at gable ends.

Ten bays aligned east/west totalling 130 feet in length; wagon bays with opposed cart entries situated in fourth and seventh bays from west end. The smaller north entries have been blocked. There are single-bay wings with roofs slightly lower in height than the main range projecting from the second and ninth bays on the south side. Also buttresses with offsets at the bay divisions along the north elevation and flanking the central bay on the south side. Partly two storeys. Two tiers of ventilation slits throughout.

Main south elevation: the wagon bays have inserted C20 multi-paned windows and the westernmost one has a glazed double doorway with a flat canopy above. There is also a C20 door in the first bay from the west end. The wings have two-light chamfered mullioned ashlar windows on both floor levels. A C20 door has been inserted in the inner angle of both wings.

Interior: original roof structure survives. largely intact; it has collar and tie-beam trusses with large raking struts sloping inwards beneath the collar and a V-strut above. East of the easternmost wagon bay is a collar and tie-beam truss with two collars and have five struts beneath and three struts above the upper collar. C20 brick piers support additional tie-beams beneath the trusses of the central bays. There are two tiers of trenched purlins.

Scheduled Monument, together with dovecote (qv) about 109 metres north-east of Kyre Park House (qv).

(Country Life, xvii and xxiv, 1917; The Antiquary, xxi, 202, 261, xxii, 24, 50; VCH, IV, p 281; BoE, p 211).

Listing NGR: SO6268863540

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