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Rectorial Tithe Barn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Enstone, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9232 / 51°55'23"N

Longitude: -1.451 / 1°27'3"W

OS Eastings: 437853

OS Northings: 225106

OS Grid: SP378251

Mapcode National: GBR 6T3.612

Mapcode Global: VHBZ9.SXSK

Plus Code: 9C3WWGFX+7J

Entry Name: Rectorial Tithe Barn

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Last Amended: 30 August 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368063

English Heritage Legacy ID: 253232

Location: Enstone, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Enstone

Built-Up Area: Enstone

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Enstone

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SP3625-3725 (North side)
Church Enstone
14/51 Rectorial Tithe Barn
27/08/57 (Formerly listed as Barn at
Rectory Farm)


Tithe barn. 1382 for Walter de Wynforton, Abbot of Winchcombe; probably partly
rebuilt. Limestone rubble with marlstone-ashlar dressings; stone-slate roof.
6-bay plan with a porch to bay 3 and opposed double doors. Bays are defined by
ashlar buttresses, rising from chamfered plinths, and some areas of walling
retain plinths; further buttresses flank main doors of hipped-roofed porch.
Right end wall has some triangular vents; left end wall has a central buttress,
a horizontal ashlar weathering, a gable slit and a stone parapet. Side door to
porch has chamfered jambs and may have been arched. Re-set datestone in bay one
is flanked by carved heads and has a 4-line Latin inscription containing the
date 1382. Interior: heavy elbowed cruck blades, springing approximately 1.5
metres above the floor, are each linked by 2 collars and an apex yoke; 2 rows of
trenched purlins, ridge piece and rafters are mostly C20. Porch has 2 tiebeam
trusses with apex yokes. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p594; R.Wood-Jones: Traditional Domestic
Architecture in the Banbury Region, 1963: pp15-19)

Listing NGR: SP3785325106

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