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Paston Great Barn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Paston, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8582 / 52°51'29"N

Longitude: 1.4476 / 1°26'51"E

OS Eastings: 632190

OS Northings: 334538

OS Grid: TG321345

Mapcode National: GBR XGD.SXJ

Mapcode Global: WHMSK.6FK5

Plus Code: 9F43VC5X+72

Entry Name: Paston Great Barn

Listing Date: 16 April 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306240

English Heritage Legacy ID: 224294

Location: Paston, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR28

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Paston

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Paston St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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TG 33 SH

Paston Great Barn



Barn. Dated 1581. Coursed Quaternary flint and chert with brick and Lincolnshire Limestone ashlar dressings. Thatched roof.

East side. Two full height double doors symmetrically placed flanked by slated stepped buttresses. Further stepped buttresses at intervals. Slit lights to flanks, the lower halves blocked. Gabled roof. North gable wall with two tiers vertical slits and further slit light at apex. Date plaque 1581.

West side. Three stepped buttresses and doors opposite the eastern entrances. Slit lights as before. Later flint and brick engine house built against wall with hipped thatched roof. Over south door a plaque bearing inscription: THE BILDING OF THIS BEARNE IS Bl SIR W PASTON KNIGHTE (sic). South gable with two tiers ventilation slits and further light in apex.

Interior. Ventilation slits splayed on interior. Magnificent roof of alternating tie beam and hammerbeam trusses, all on arched braces dropping to wall posts on timber corbels. Queen struts rise to principals and are linked to collars by arched braces. Subsidiary collars above. Three tiers butt purlins and curved windbracing below second tier. Scheduled Ancient Monument, County number 168.

Listing NGR: TG3219034538

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