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Threshing Barns and Stables at Southbury Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Colesbourne, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.821 / 51°49'15"N

Longitude: -2.0099 / 2°0'35"W

OS Eastings: 399412

OS Northings: 213597

OS Grid: SO994135

Mapcode National: GBR 2N6.W2N

Mapcode Global: VHB24.3HSC

Entry Name: Threshing Barns and Stables at Southbury Farm

Listing Date: 7 November 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392977

English Heritage Legacy ID: 496202

Location: Colesbourne, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL53

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Colesbourne

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Colesbourne St James

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


428/0/10010 Threshing Barns and Stables at Southbu
07-NOV-08 ry Farm

Pair of threshing barns to west of farmhouse and stables to east, of mid-late C18 date with later alterations.

MATERIALS: Barns: Constructed of coursed limestone rubble with ashlar quoins and timber barn door lintels. The south (right) barn has ashlar eaves and flat gable coping. The right half of the roof is slightly lower and has Welsh slate tiles; that to the left is plain tiled.
Stables: Constructed of coursed limestone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings with stone slate roof.
PLAN: Barns: Rectangular in plan with porched openings to west elevation. The south barn has opposing opening to east elevation.
Stables: Rectangular in plan facing west, with 2 storey cartshed and store to north end, and single storey, double pile stabling to south.

EXTERIOR: Barns: The front elevation is dominated by two full height gabled porches. Both have timber lintels and ashlar quoins. The north gable end has a taking in door at first floor and door to ground floor to left. To the rear (east) elevation the northern barn has a catslide roof and a single storey range running west from the north end; the southern barn has an opposing doorway with timber lintel, which is infilled with concrete blocks. There is a single owl hole at the apex of the south elevation.
Stables: The single storey stable range is of three bays with stable doors and single light windows. The gable end has a single light with paired owl holes and ledges above. The two storey range is of 8 irregular bays; the right end has a segmental arched doorway with chamfered surround which is flanked by single light windows with ovolo moulded stone jambs. The jambs have been reused from elsewhere and are not mitred to the inner top corners. The left end has five open bays with ashlar quoins and timber lintels. The north gable end is skewed.

INTERIOR: Barns: The roof of the south barn is formed of paired principal rafters with tie beam with double purlins. The north barn has inserted floor and collared truss with double tenoned purlins.
Stables: Cartshed and stables have brick flooring. The roof is formed of collared principal rafters and double staggered purlins.

HISTORY: The threshing barns date from the mid-late C18. The 1840 Tithe Map depicts the barns standing at the western side of a yard with ranges to the south and north running from either end, as well as a further range to the east of the house. Southbury Farm was incorporated into the Colesbourne Estate in the C19 and by the late C19 the complex had been extended so that the yard was bounded to the east, and further ranges ran south and west from the barns. These additions are shown on the Ordnance Survey 1st Edition (1884).

SOURCES: Tim Jordan, Cotswold Barns 2006
Victoria County History Gloucestershire VII. Pg 183
Colesbourne Tithe Map 1840
Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 1884

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: The threshing barns and stables at Southbury Farm are recommended for designation for the following principal reasons:

* They date from the C18 and retain much of their original fabric.
* Although the barns have undergone some alteration they retain their roof structure as well as the distinctive paired porches, a characteristic feature of Cotswold barns.
* The stables have good quality stonework with ovolo-moulded stone jambs
* They form a good group with the listed C17 farmhouse

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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