ABBEY BARN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1173463
Date first listed:
19-Mar-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
17-Oct-1983
Statutory Address:
ABBEY BARN, PRESTON ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
ABBEY BARN, PRESTON ROAD

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

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Yeovil
National Grid Reference:
ST 53664 16240

Details

ST51NW YEOVIL CP PRESTON ROAD (North side)

1/69 Abbey Barn (formerly listed as 19.3.51 Tithe Barn)

- I Barn (now building contractors showroom and store) apparently c1420, contemporary with, (and set close at right angles to Abbey Farm Farmhouse. Local stone, squared and tooled, with stone tiled roof set between coped gables. 10-bays, marked by double offset buttresses and projecting porches to North and South flanks. Ends have centre and diagonal buttresses. Porches have diagonal buttresses, with high double doors and wicket entrances set in two centre arches double chamfered with no capitals or abaci; long unglazed slit windows to each bay. Plinth to all walls, finials to gables. Later Tudor door added in South-west corner. Interior now much obscured by independant structure erected for present use, but roof is clearly visible. The trusses are raised crucks, morticed and tenoned at apex, (with additional truses at gable ends); a form of jointed cruck, with 4-rows of trenched purlins, the lowest almost on the head of the wall (the walls are headed with well cut stone and the rafters end clear of the wall). Curved windbraces to two lower panels, frame oak and elm, rafters modern (roof slightly damaged by bomb in 1940). At 31.4 metres inside, the longest barn in Somerset, (see Country Life Vol. 112 p. 1117 and Buckler drawing, Taunton Museum). Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: ST5366416240

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
261407
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 112, (), 1117

Legal

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

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