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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1046267



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Swalcliffe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 08-Dec-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 244089

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SWALCLIFFE MAIN ROAD SP3737 (North side) 7/78 Tithe Barn 08/12/55 - I Tithe barn. c.1400. Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Stone ridge, stone copings, stone slates laid to diminishing courses. 10 bays defined externally by buttresses. 2 gabled porches on east front to 3rd and 8th bay threshing floors. Both porches retain stone gables, 4-centred arched doorways and plank doors. West front noted as having 2 small doorways; only the jambs of one remain. Interior: Upper cruck trusses; upper and lower collars; ridge and side purlins; common rafters; wind braces to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th bays; arched braces to collars; ridge supported on saddle. End gables with louvered lancets, splayed internally. Single hole air vents arranged in rows to sides and slits to ends. Internal measurements: 128' x 22'9; bay length average 12'9"; cruck trusses 11'6" above ground; walls 3' thick; cruck feet 15" x 9". First 2 bays to south have inserted loft. History: Built by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, founder of New College Oxford which he endowed with the living. Noted as having masonry of a very high order; architecturally the finest Oxfordshire barn. Scheduled Ancient Monument. (V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol. X, p.238; Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, 1974, Wood-Jones, R.B., Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region, 1963, pp.19-20).

Listing NGR: SP3774237918

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974)
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1972), 238
Wood-Jones, R B, Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region, (1963), 19-20

National Grid Reference: SP 37745 37919


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