The Great Barn at Titchfield



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The Abbey Barn (c.1407-9) stands in the outer precinct of the former Premonstratensian abbey. It is a large aisled barn of 16 bays constructed of major and minor trusses. The principal trusses have arcade posts with arch braces to the tiebeam; while the intermediate trusses have jointed crucks to a stub collar beam (or false hammer beam). Above this level, side purlins are clasped between outer principal rafters and under-rafters, the latter terminating at an upper collar. Above the collars are short king posts with braces to the ridge purlin. This highly unusual framing has given a felling date of 1408/9. The timber-framed walls were mainly replaced by stone, probably shortly after the Dissolution when building stone would have been readily available from the adjacent monastic buildings.
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colofaus Over 1 year ago
Talk about old meets new! This magnificent piece of ancient architecture in 3D, simply stunning!
LyricaNewLeaf Over 1 year ago
This is magnificent.
MedievalArchitecture Over 1 year ago
I have just put up an earlier barn (1282) here
its interesting to see the differences! The carpentry in the pre Black Death barn (1348-50) is far more elaborate than this barn.
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