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Castle Barn

Hob Uid: 361282
Location :
Northamptonshire
East Northamptonshire
Thorpe Achurch
Grid Ref : TL0225081430
Summary : Castle crenellated in 1301 by Walter de Langton, Bishop of Lichfield. The existing building, early 14th century and now used as a barn, was the great hall of the castle and originally two storeys. The upper room floor has gone but the open roof displays magnificent timber work of tie-bean construction. The building has a stone exterior.
More information : (TL 02258143 - sited from HHR map)

I Castle Barn

About 1300, Walter de Langton, Bishop of Lichfield had licence to
crenelate the castle in 1301.
The existing building, now used as a barn, was the great hall of
the castle, originally of two storeys. A rectangular plan, of stone,
the gable ends have stone copings and small block finials at apex
and foot of gables, thatched roof.
The north gable has projecting central chimney starting at 1st floor
level and having octagonal crenelated shaft on square base. At attic
level the chimney is flanked by deeply recessed moulded bull's eye
windows. Internally the floor of the upper room has gone. The open
roof of magnificent timber work is of tie-beam construction,
supporting king posts and collar beams, the tie-beams have wall posts
and curved bracers, the king posts have bracers both across and
along the roof, and similar bracers opposite the collars. The main
beams have moulded soffits. The west wall has had two modern barn
entrances out in it.
See Victoria County History, Northants. (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Dist. of Oundle & Thrapston. R.D., Northants. April 1963 130
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built circa 1300
Monument End Date : 1320
Monument Start Date : 1280
Monument Type : Castle, Great Hall
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Now
Monument End Date : 1963
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Barn
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 85104
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TL 08 SW 43
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 544310
Relationship type : Is referred to by

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, THORPE WATERVILLE CASTLE
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31