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The Tithe Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Dowdeswell, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8782 / 51°52'41"N

Longitude: -2.0002 / 2°0'0"W

OS Eastings: 400079

OS Northings: 219960

OS Grid: SP000199

Mapcode National: GBR 2MM.C3C

Mapcode Global: VHB1Y.81XZ

Entry Name: The Tithe Barn

Listing Date: 23 January 1952

Last Amended: 11 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1089364

English Heritage Legacy ID: 129140

Location: Dowdeswell, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL54

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Dowdeswell

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Dowdeswell and Andoversford

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


5/39 The Tithe Barn
(formerly listed with Home Farm
23.1.52 House with dovecot and farm

Former cowhouse, now house and two barns (one now converted for use
as meeting hall). Mid-late C16. House; coursed squared and
dressed limestone, stone slate roof, artificial stone stack.
Barns; coursed squared and dressed limestone, west end of
principal barn rebuilt in ashlar. House and barn complex forms an
'L'-shaped plan, tithe barn with projecting porch and buttressed
west end down slope from house. House; 2 storeys and attic lit by
C20 skylights. One original 2-light hollow-chamfered stone-
mullioned casement to first floor. Front wall substantially
rebuilt when house converted C20. Single light with stilted-headed
surround towards apex of right-hand gable end. All other windows
1, 2 and 4-light C20 stone-mullioned casements without glazing
bars. Pair of C20 plank doors with fillets within 4-centred arched
doorways with imposts at centre of facade, C20 glazed door within
similar surround. Similar doorway far left. Continuous dripmould
between ground and first floor. Tithe barn; double doors to
projecting porch. Clamp buttresses with double offsets and
double doors (opposite porch) to north wall. Diagonal buttresses
with double offsets and blocked pigeon holes in rebuilt gable end.
Blocked pigeon holes in gable end. Converted barn up slope from
the latter lit by 2-light hollow-chamfered stone-mullioned window.
C20 doorway with wooden lintel left. Two plate glass patio doors
in north wall. Saddleback gable-end coping at right gable-end of
house, formerly with finial, roof of house hipped at junction with
converted barn. Flat gable-end coping with roll-cross saddles to
tithe barn.
Interior of house not inspected.
Tithe barn: 5-bays, roof trusses with curved principals, double,
trenched purlins, two collar beams and yolk at ridge. Converted
barn; 4-bays, roof trusses with collar and tie beams, some through
others trenched.

Listing NGR: SP0007919960

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