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Barn Approximately 65 Metres North North East of the Manor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Great and Little Plumstead, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6502 / 52°39'0"N

Longitude: 1.4061 / 1°24'21"E

OS Eastings: 630492

OS Northings: 311273

OS Grid: TG304112

Mapcode National: GBR WHJ.VNZ

Mapcode Global: WHMTH.KNR5

Plus Code: 9F43MC24+3C

Entry Name: Barn Approximately 65 Metres North North East of the Manor House

Listing Date: 7 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263370

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432373

Location: Great and Little Plumstead, Broadland, Norfolk, NR13

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Great and Little Plumstead

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Great Plumstead St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Barn with central engine house. Said to be pre-1836. Red brick in Flemish bond to exterior,
English bond to interior. Pantile roof Linear plan, lying east-west. Octagonal central engine
house approx. 40' diameter; east and west sides longer than north and south sides, and all longer
than canted sides. Octagon rises above integral barns the ends of which abut the full width of
the east and west sides of the octagon. Each barn is 5 bays long and each appears to have had
a 2-bay threshing floor immediately adjoining, and fully open to, the octagon. To the north side
of each 2-bay area is a high lean-to, the brick walls of which are flush with and integral with,
the north face of the octagon. There is no subdivision between lean-to and threshing floor.
Each lean-to has full-height double doors to north, opposite similar doors in main wall on south
side of threshing floor. Broad openings with high semi-circular relieving arches connect lean-tos
to octagon through NW and NE canted sides. Later, lower, lean-tos to north side of remaining
3 bays of each barn. East barn also has 3-bay south lean-to. Low flint and brick cart-shed
extension to west gable end of west barn, returning to south. Later cattle-yard to south not of
special interest. Octagon has dentilled brick eaves cornice and conical roof with weathervane.
Rectangular honeycomb vent high in wall on each canted side to NW and NE. Vents altered
to SW and SE. Blocked ventilation slit to centre of north wall. Octagonal roof has 2 tiers of
shaped, slightly staggered, butt purlins to each of 8 sides. N, S, E and W sides each have 2
principal rafters which abut hip rafters at upper purlin level. No tie-beams. Single collar
spanning NNE-SSW above upper purlin level, supporting plain king post which is strutted
upwards, from about half way up, to each hip rafter. Barn roofs have single tier of aligned
shaped butt purlins, high collars and ridge-poles. Tie-beams to alternate trusses only. Remainder
have long raked windbraces to principals. Remains of brick floor N-S across octagon and
rammed lime to SE corner. Remarkably complete, despite later alterations, and a comparatively
rare survival. Said to be one of only five in Norfolk.

Listing NGR: TG3049211273

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