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Barn and Farm Buildings at Demesne Farm

A Grade II* Listed Building in Doddington, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.022 / 53°1'19"N

Longitude: -2.4421 / 2°26'31"W

OS Eastings: 370443

OS Northings: 347283

OS Grid: SJ704472

Mapcode National: GBR 7X.FMB6

Mapcode Global: WH9BK.G9BL

Entry Name: Barn and Farm Buildings at Demesne Farm

Listing Date: 5 September 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138505

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57099

Location: Doddington, Cheshire East, CW5

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Doddington

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Doddington St John

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 74 NW
5/21 Barn and farm buildings
- at Demesne Farm


Barn and attached farm buildings. c . 1771-90 by Samuel Wyatt. Red
Flemish bond brick originally with a slate roof now with slate and
corrugated iron roof. Central barn forming the spine of the building
with a V-shaped ranges of farm buildings at either end. The barn also
has double transepts. South-west front. Projecting transepts to
either side of lean-to with flanking lower wings projecting at 45ยบ to
the body of the barn. The central lean-to has 4 cast iron columns of
rudimentary Doric form supporting a cast iron lintel. The flanking
transepts have pedimental gables and cambered headed openings for
double barn doors. The right-hand opening is now blocked to its lower
body. Dentilled band of three bricks depth below the gables. The
body of the barn has two Diocletian windows to the centre above the
lean-to and similar lateral windows beyond the transepts below which
are small lean-tos each with a cambered headed doorway and C20 window.
The right hand wing has a wide double door opening to the far left
with ashlar hinge dressings and cambered arch and to the right of it a
series of eight cambered-headed blind arches (two of them now
mutilated by inserted C20 windows). The left hand range is now
punctured by C19 and C20 doors and windows but appears to have been
similar originally. The north eastern front was originally similar
but the central lean-to has been replaced by one of C20 brick and the
angled wings have been altered by the insertion of doors and windows
in the C19 and C20.
Interior: the body of the barn has internal battered buttresses at
the junctures with the transepts. The trusses are of Y-shape and
there are wind braces. The north western and south eastern ends of
the building where the angled wings meet the ends of the barn at right
angles also have a series of blind cambered arches somewhat altered by
later openings and blockings of doorways and windows. Each gable end
of the barn has a Diocletian window to the gable. The end of each of
the four angled wings originally had a central cambered doorway with
circular pitch holes to either side.

Samuel Wyatt designed a similar barn for Coke of Norfolk at Holkham
which lacked the attached ranges of farm buildings.

Listing NGR: SJ7044347283

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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