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Southam Tithe Barn and Shelter Shed

A Grade II* Listed Building in Southam, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9289 / 51°55'44"N

Longitude: -2.0454 / 2°2'43"W

OS Eastings: 396976

OS Northings: 225598

OS Grid: SO969255

Mapcode National: GBR 2LZ.5P0

Mapcode Global: VHB1J.HSK5

Entry Name: Southam Tithe Barn and Shelter Shed

Listing Date: 4 July 1960

Last Amended: 4 December 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135266

Location: Southam, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Southam

Built-Up Area: Southam

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Cleeve St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

(north side)

8/171 Southam Tithe Barn and shelter shed
(formerly listed under Pigeon
House Farmhouse and Tithe Barn)


Tithe barn. Late C14 or early C15. Square-panelled timber framing
now covered with C20 weatherboarding; high random coursed squared
and dressed limestone plinth; artificial stone slate roof.
Rectangular plan with a projecting central porch on the south side;
lean-to extension to the left of the porch; former shelter
shed runs south from the west gable end; granary extension at the
east gable end of the barn. South front: central gabled and
weather-boarded porch; with double plank doors; C20 stone-built
lean-to extensions to the left of the porch with plank doors and a
4-light C20 steel casement. Early plank door towards the east
gable end of the barn; five single-light windows with leaded panes
to the weatherboarded part above, similar windows to the north
front. Trefoil-headed single-light window; stone grain chute and
early plank door within an early pointed arch, possibly reused, to
the lean-to granary at the east gable end. Flat gable end coping
and roll-cross saddle to barn. Eight-bay shelter shed with timber
uprights on pyramidal padstones, openings now blocked with garage
Interior: 7 bays with 8 raised cruck trusses, two now incomplete.
The original truss form appears to have comprised a pair of cruck
blades jointed to a collar beam, with a brace from cruck blade to
soffit of the collar; vertical struts from the soffit of each
cruck blade to floor now removed; secondary collar towards the
apex. Most of the trusses have now been strengthened with the
addition of a tie- beam. Internal raking buttress at the east end.
(N.W. Alcock, M.W. Barley, Antiquities Journal 52, 1972, 132)

Listing NGR: SO9695825586

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