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Tithe Barn Approximately 30 Metres South of Manor Farmhouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Bicester, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9286 / 51°55'43"N

Longitude: -1.2823 / 1°16'56"W

OS Eastings: 449444

OS Northings: 225812

OS Grid: SP494258

Mapcode National: GBR 7VN.0LX

Mapcode Global: VHCWV.QSFC

Plus Code: 9C3WWPH9+F3

Entry Name: Tithe Barn Approximately 30 Metres South of Manor Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 November 1951

Last Amended: 26 February 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266058

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423073

Location: Upper Heyford, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Upper Heyford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Upper Heyford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP42NE (West side)
2/140 Tithe barn approx. 30m S of
26/11/51 Manor Farmhouse
(Formerly listed as Barn at
Manor Farm)

Tithe barn. Probably c.1400 for New College, Oxford. Limestone rubble with
ashlar dressings; Stonesfield-slate roof. 9-bay plan with porches to bays 3 and
7 and low opposed doors to rear. Walls rise from a chamfered plinth and have
stepped buttresses marking the bays and in the centre of the gable walls; the
front angle buttresses are set diagonally but the rear buttresses are all in the
same alignment. There are numerous scattered square vents, plus 3 tall slits in
the gable walls; both main gables have stone parapets, but the porch gables are
weatherboarded. Interior: The slits are deeply splayed below shallow chamfered
rear arches. The roof trusses are of raised-cruck form with paired heavy curved
principals morticed into an apex saddle, and with 2 collars, plus solid curved
braces below the lower collar. The 2 rows of purlins are trenched into the backs
of the principals and there is a ridge piece carried on the saddles. Several
curved windbraces, originally in 2 rows, survive as do many old rafters. The
roof structure and some details of the masonry resemble the Tithe Barn at
Swalcliffe, also built for New College c.1400. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
(VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol VI, p196; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p820; R.B.
Wood-Jones, Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region, 1963, p20)

Listing NGR: SP4944425812

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