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Latitude: 51.0968 / 51°5'48"N
Longitude: -2.0933 / 2°5'35"W
OS Eastings: 393564
OS Northings: 133063
OS Grid: ST935330
Mapcode National: GBR 2XZ.5LG
Mapcode Global: FRA 66H7.49D
Plus Code: 9C3V3WW4+PM
Entry Name: The former Granary
Listing Date: 3 July 2009
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1393345
English Heritage Legacy ID: 506872
Location: Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, SP3
Civil Parish: Fonthill Bishop
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Fonthill Bishop with Berwick St Leonard All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16 April 2021 to reformat the text to current standards
THE OLD DAIRY
The former Granary
Former granary, of early C19 date. Stands to east of Kingstead Farm, with front elevation facing south-west.
MATERIALS: timber frame with weatherboard cladding. The half-hipped roof, originally thatched, is covered with corrugated asbestos sheeting.
EXTERIOR: the granary is rectangular in plan and sits on twenty five staddle stones, arranged in five rows of five. There is a plank door to the centre of the south-west elevation, a blocked pitching hole/window to west gable end and a single-light opening to centre of rear (north-east) elevation.
INTERIOR: the pegged timber frame is of three bays with a cambered tie-beam roof with a nailed yoke plate, slightly curved braces and one row of squared butt-purlins. Many of the chestnut roof battens remain beneath the modern cladding. The lower half of the walls are lined with horizontal boarding, although grain bin divisions have been removed.
HISTORY: the granary appears on the Fonthill Bishop Tithe map of 1838 and would appear to be of early C19 date. The farmstead of which it is part, Kingstead Farm, was built for the Fonthill Estate.
The former granary has been designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is substantially intact, with complete pegged timber frame and internal boarding
* It is a good representative example of a granary of this region constructed of good quality local materials
* It has group value with the adjacent listed barn
* Historical interest with association with Fonthill estate, for which it was built
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