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Tithe Barn 150 Metres South-East of Bishop's Court

A Grade I Listed Building in Sowton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7169 / 50°43'0"N

Longitude: -3.4443 / 3°26'39"W

OS Eastings: 298130

OS Northings: 91801

OS Grid: SX981918

Mapcode National: GBR P3.1CCZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 37N5.ZY6

Entry Name: Tithe Barn 150 Metres South-East of Bishop's Court

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164637

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86175

Location: Sowton, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Sowton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sowton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SOWTON BISHOP'S COURT LANE
SX 99 SE
1/40 Tithe Barn 150 metres south-
- east of Bishop's Court (formerly
11.11.52 listed with Bishop's Court)

- I

Former tithe barn. Probably early C14. Rubble sandstone; gabled end pantiled
roof. Rectangular plan, 90' x 24', but possibly originally 115' long, with a
(formerly central) cross entry.
Exterior: Buttresses with 2 set-offs, the east end with 1 central, and 2 diagonal
buttresses. Ventilation slits between buttresses. Some later doorways, one with
elliptical arch.
Interior : some later partitions and partial flooring.
Roof 7 bays; of base cruck construction; (or middle cruck construction if Mercer's
terminology used); conventional cruck structure below the collar with square-set
purlins, arched bracing and wind braces, the crucks set on templates about 5' above
ground level. Above the collar the roof is a cannon rafter type with queen posts,
upper purlins and bearers at either end. The original construction survives at the
west end : 2 vertical timbers rest on the lintels of the ventilator slits which
support the ends of the middle purlins with collar above : straight braces from
these posts to collars and to purlin. Standard upper structure stands on the
collar. The above description is a summary of Dr Alcock's detailed description and
analysis in N W Alcock, 'The Medieval Buildings of Bishop's Clyst', Trans Devon
Assoc. 98 (1966), espec. pp. 133-8.


Listing NGR: SX9813091801

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