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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: 1340418



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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Frocester

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 24-Mar-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 132905

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SO 7802 FROCESTER COURT ROAD (south end)

9/111 Tithe Barn approximately 80m west of Frocester Court (previously listed with 10.1.55 Frocester Court)


Tithe barn. c1300; roof rebuilt early C16. Mid C19 alterations. Coursed and random rubble limestone, roughcast render to south-west end; stone slate roof. Thirteen-bay barn with 2 south-east porches, outshut shelter between. Offset buttresses to sides, mostly rebuilt at various periods. Two gabled porches to south-east side with casement in roughcast rendered gable, plank barn doors below. Outshut between porches added in C19 has flying buttress structure supporting smaller earlier buttresses. Two inserted pointed arched openings inserted on south-east side in C19; one similar to north-west in line with gabled porch. Slit vents to some other bays. Parapet gabled ends with slit vents. Interior: raised base cruck roof structure with strutting to arched bracing. Principal purlin at main collar level with arched windbracing. Number of bays doubled above purlin, secondary purlin having more arched windbracing, creating cross pattern effect. Another set of secondary purlins below main collar level without windbracing. C19 raised platform in 2 bays for water- powered milling machinery. Almost certainly the 'magna grangia de Froucestre' built by John de Gamages, abbot (1284-1306) of St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester. Recent investigations have shown that roof is an early C16 replacement after extensive fire, probably a close copy but with unusual process of erection due to pre-existing structure. Later in C16, after purchase by George Huntley, end bays converted to part domestic use, partitions and floors later removed. One of the most important medieval tithe barns in the country, despite the later post-medieval roof. Set of C19 shelter sheds and yards stand immediately to south-east (q.v.). (F.W.B. Charles and W. Horn, 'The Cruck-Built Barn of Frocester Court Farm, Gloucestershire, England' in J.S.A.H., 1983; N.M. Herbert, 'Frocester' in V.C.H. Glos. x, 1972, pp. 170-178; and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1976)

Listing NGR: SO7863402942

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1972), 170-8
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2 The Vale and The Forest of Dean, (1970)
'Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain' in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, (1983)

National Grid Reference: SO 78634 02942


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