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Monk's Barn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newport, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9831 / 51°58'59"N

Longitude: 0.2143 / 0°12'51"E

OS Eastings: 552159

OS Northings: 233938

OS Grid: TL521339

Mapcode National: GBR MCG.M09

Mapcode Global: VHHL9.NFM4

Plus Code: 9F32X6M7+6P

Entry Name: Monk's Barn

Listing Date: 26 November 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1234841

English Heritage Legacy ID: 410775

ID on this website: 101234841

Location: Newport, Uttlesford, Essex, CB11

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Newport

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Newport St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/05/2015

TL 5233 38/600

HIGH STREET (east side),
Monk's Barn



Timber-framed 2 storeyed building with exposed framing and brick nogging on the front. Restored. The house was built in 3 stages. The earliest part, which probably comprised the original priests house, was a mid C15 structure with an undercroft of coursed flint rubble and brick. It stood at right angles to the road with the upper storey jettied on exposed joists and curved brackets with shafts and capitals (one is original), the upper storey has a good oriel window with an original sill with the soffit carved with the figures of a crowned Virgin and Child flanked by angels. In the early C16, a 2 bay 2 storeyed hall block was added on the south side and the roof was extended over the original house replacing the earlier roof. There was a cross entrance bay of which the east and west doors remain, with 4 centred arches, square heads and carved spandrels and nail studded oak battened doors. The roof has a fine octagonal crown post and tie beam and the roof timbers are heavily smoke blackened. Later in the C16 a south service wing was added, with a shorter roof span than on the hall block. The upper storey was jettied on the front on exposed joists and curved brackets. This wing was later built out at the rear with a long catslide roof. The whole front has the appearance of a "Wealden" house with a wide coved eaves cornice in the central recessed part. There is a 3 window range of casement windows with leaded lights. In the C17 a central chimney stack was inserted in the cross entry bay. Roof tiled (old tiles), with an internal chimney stack rebuilt above roof level. (RCHM 20).

Listing NGR: TL5215933938

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