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IoE Number: 333814
Location: GUNTHWAITE HALL BARN APPROXIMATELY 50 METRES NORTH OF GUNTHWAITE HALL (EAST PART), GUNTHWAITE LANE (west side)
  GUNTHWAITE AND INGBIRCHWORTH, BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mrs Jean Bickerstaffe
Date Photographed: 29 June 2004
Date listed: 25 February 1952
Date of last amendment: 25 February 1952
Grade I

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SE20NWGUNTHWAITE AND INGBIRCHWORTHGUNHWAITE LANE(west side),Gunthwaite2/34Gunthwaite Hallbarn approx 50m

SE20NW GUNTHWAITE AND INGBIRCHWORTH GUNHWAITE LANE (west side), Gunthwaite 2/34 Gunthwaite Hall barn approx 50m north of 25.2.52 Gunthwaite Hall (east part) GV I Barn. Mid C16, dividing wall c1800, re-roofed c1978. For Godfrey Bosvile (1520-80) lord of the manors of Gunthwaite and Oxpring. Coursed squared rubble lower walls, timber-framed upper part, stone slate roof. 11 internal bays fully-aisled at each side. South elevation into farmyard has full-height harr-hung cart-doors (renewed) to bays 3 and 9. Bay 6 formerly with similar door is now walled-up. To left of bay 3 and to the right of bay 9 is a small doorway with pegged timber surround and ogee head. Ventilation slits (one per bay) with chamfered surrounds in the stone lower walls. Diagonal strutting to the upper walls. A later building adjoining at bays 4 and 5 is not of special interest. Rear: opposed full-height cart entrances with harr-hung doors, to bays 3, 6 and 9. Chamfered ventilation slits as front. Vertical close studding to upper walls with irregular bracing. Bays 7 and 8 have been fully stone-walled at a later date. Left and right return gables are fully stone-walled. Interior: dividing wall between bays 5 and 6. Twelve king-post trusses with struts arch-braced to ridge. Jowelled posts with lifting holes on stone footings, arch-braced to arcade plates and to tie-beams. Straight aisle-ties braced to wall posts. The truss to the left abuts the end wall, the truss to the right is built into the end wall. All members are extensively stop-chamfered. In the cart bays the arcade braces are smaller and spring from a higher point to give headroom. Bays 10 and 11 contain later cattle-stalls. An excellent and complete barn unique in this area. Stanley Jones,'Gunthwaite Hall Barn( Archaelogical Journal, vol. 137, 1980, p99.

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