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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
Entry Name: Tithe Barn Approximately 30 Metres South of Manor Farmhouse
Listing Date: 26 November 1951
Last Amended: 26 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1266058
English Heritage Legacy ID: 423073
Location: Upper Heyford, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25
Civil Parish: Upper Heyford
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Upper Heyford
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
UPPER HEYFORD CHURCH WALK
SP42NE (West side)
2/140 Tithe barn approx. 30m S of
26/11/51 Manor Farmhouse
(Formerly listed as Barn at
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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