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Barn at Littlebourne Court

A Grade I Listed Building in Littlebourne, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2772 / 51°16'37"N

Longitude: 1.1677 / 1°10'3"E

OS Eastings: 621028

OS Northings: 157884

OS Grid: TR210578

Mapcode National: GBR VZJ.VD3

Mapcode Global: VHLGP.6557

Plus Code: 9F3375G9+V3

Entry Name: Barn at Littlebourne Court

Listing Date: 30 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1085595

English Heritage Legacy ID: 171282

Location: Littlebourne, Canterbury, Kent, CT3

County: Kent

District: Canterbury

Civil Parish: Littlebourne

Built-Up Area: Littlebourne

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Tagged with: Barn Thatched barn

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In the entry for:-

(north east side)

Barn at Littlebourne
30. 1.67 Court


The entry shall be amended to read:

(north east side)

35/448A Barn at Littlebourne


Barn. Probably mid C14 (dated c.1400 by carbon dating) and possibly reusing
elements from an earlier C12 barn on the site. Large aisled timberframed barn
clad in vertical weatherboarding on brick plinth with hipped thatched roof.
2 hipped waggon entrances added in 1961. 8½ bay barn 172 feet long. Passing
braces. Crown posts with foot braces on either side and head braces supporting
collar braces. Rafters but no ridgepiece with substantial re-rafting. Jowled
posts supported on wooden padstones. Remarkable survival of midrail to vertical
weatherboarding. The barn is remarkably complete although 1 foot brace has
been replaced and some knee supports have been inserted between the upright
posts and arched braces. Normal assembly to main plate and reverse assembly
to aisle plate with variety of joints. The barn belonged to St Augustine's
Abbey, Canterbury and part of it may have been us-ed for storing tithes. This
is the earliest barn in Canterbury District and together with Frindsbury barn
Medway District and Brook barn Ashford District one of the earliest known barns
in Kent.
(See S E Rigold 'Some Major Kentish Timber Barns' Arch Cant Vol LXXXI
Jane Wade Ed 'Traditional Kent Buildings' No 4 pp 26-35).

Listing NGR: TR2102857884

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