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Tithe Barn at Place Farm

A Grade I Listed Building in Tisbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0679 / 51°4'4"N

Longitude: -2.0702 / 2°4'12"W

OS Eastings: 395177

OS Northings: 129840

OS Grid: ST951298

Mapcode National: GBR 2Y6.ZB5

Mapcode Global: FRA 66K9.79V

Entry Name: Tithe Barn at Place Farm

Listing Date: 6 January 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318824

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321001

Location: Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tisbury

Built-Up Area: Tisbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Tisbury St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 92 NE (north side)

5/212 Tithe Barn at Place Farm

Tithe barn to monastic grange. C15. Rubble stone and dressed
limestone, thatched roof, formerly stone slates, with coped verges
and staddlestones. Thirteen bays. Central opposing gabled
porches with angle buttresses and double chamfered pointed
doorways, planked doors, coped verge with finial, west side has C19
Tudor-arched double planked doors either side, north side has
square-headed planked doors either side of central porch, either
side of porches are 6 buttresses with offsets and 5 tall arrow loop
vents. South and north gables have central buttress with arrow
loops either side and above.
Interior has 13 bays with raised cruck trusses, each with arch-
braced collar and upper collar, some are cranked, braced saddle to
apex. Three tiers of through purlins, some straight windbracing
retained. Reputedly the largest tithe barn in England, though not
the longest. Together with the farmhouse and gatehouses (q.v.),
this barn is part of one of the finest surviving groups of monastic
grange buildings in England. Owned by the Abbess of Shaftesbury
until the Dissolution. Ancient Monument, Wiltshire, No 242.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; Country
Life, 10 May 1919)

Listing NGR: ST9517329851

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