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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164637
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86175
Location: Sowton, East Devon, Devon, EX5
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
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)
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
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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