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Great Barn Circa 100 Metres West of Gawthorpe Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Burnley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8024 / 53°48'8"N

Longitude: -2.2963 / 2°17'46"W

OS Eastings: 380580

OS Northings: 434052

OS Grid: SD805340

Mapcode National: GBR DSDG.NP

Mapcode Global: WH96R.PPQC

Plus Code: 9C5VRP23+XF

Entry Name: Great Barn Circa 100 Metres West of Gawthorpe Hall

Listing Date: 1 April 1953

Last Amended: 12 February 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 414850

Location: Ightenhill, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12

County: Lancashire

District: Burnley

Civil Parish: Ightenhill

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Burnley West All Saints St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


4/18 Great Barn c.100 metres west
of Gawthorpe Hall (formerly
listed with Gawthorpe Hall)


Large aisled barn, c.1605, slightly altered c.1850-60, now (1984) in course of
restoration and adaptation as arts centre. Coursed sandstone rubble with
quoins, stone slate roof slightly swept over aisles. Rectangular 9-bay plan
with aisles. Opposed segmental-headed wagon entrances to internal porches in
the middle bay, that on the east side with a chamfered doorway in the left
side wall, various slit breathers (some blocked); in addition east side wall
has three 2-light double-chamfered mullioned windows at 1st floor level, west
side has various altered or blocked doorways and windows. North gable has 3
doorways (one to centre and one at each end) all with chamfered surrounds, and
two 2-light window on a slightly lower level each side; and breathers on 4
levels above. South gable (fronting courtyard) has C19 openings to former
stables: 3 arched doorways, four 4-light windows above, and an arched opening
in the gable. To the left at this end is a single-storey gabled extension,
probably C18, which has gable coping with kneelers and ball finial; to right
is attached coach house (q.v.). Interior: aisle posts on padstones c.2½
metres high, with braces to tie beams and wall plate; braced aisle ties with
struts to aisle principal rafters; kingpost roof with angle struts; trenched
overlapped purlins (2 pairs in both aisles and nave); stone partition wall to
2 bays at south end. One of the finest aisled barns in the North West. Ox
stalls, c.1610-11 situated in the two aisle bays to the south of the eastern
wagon entrance, possibly earliest dated exmple in Britain.

Listing NGR: SD8058034052

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

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