Building record MYO1926 - TITHE BARN AT MANOR FARM


Aisled barn, timber framed and encased in brick in garden wall bond. The timber framing is of probable early 16th century date, the brickwork is of mid-late 18th century. Said to have been used to billet Prince Rupert's troops after the Battle of Marston Moor.


Grid reference SE 5642 5500 (point)
Map sheet SE55NE
Civil Parish Nether Poppleton, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Barn. C15 or C16, encased in brick in C18 with rebuilding of east end and repairs of 1928. Timber-framing, brick, pantile roof. Single-aisled barn of 4½ bays with entrance to second bay and aisle to north. South facade: double board doors. Board pitching door to fourth bay. 3 rows of vents. Tumbling in and raised gable ends. Interior: jowled posts on padstones, originally with straight three-way bracing, but braces to tie-beams now absent. Mortices for aisle ties visible. Collar and tie-beam roof with no ridge. 2 sets of through purlins with edge-halved, bridled scarf joints trenched into backs of principal rafters. Prince Rupert's troops are said to have been billeted here before the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644. Several bays to the west were destroyed by fire in 1928.
Listing NGR: SE5642455002

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

NMR Information:

A barn which was constructed in the 15th or 16th century which is made up of brick. The east end of the building was rebuilt in the 18th century and repair work dating to the 1928 was also carried out. The building is a single aisled barn of four and a half bays with an entrance to the second bay and aisle to the north.
The interior of the building features jowled posts on padstones with the mortices for the aisle ties still visible. The building also features a collar and tie-beam roof with no ridge.
The troops of Prince Rupert are said to have been billeted there before the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644. In 1928 several bays to the west were destroyed by fire.
The barn is a grade II listed building. For more information on the designation please see the National Heritage List for England. (1,2)
The National Grid Reference for the site is: SE56427 55004 (3)

(1) List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. York, 27-Aug-1987
(2)World Wide Web page Barn at Manor Farm, The National Heritage List for England, <> [Accessed 15-AUG-2013]
(3) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) 1:1250, 2008

Related events:
1998 Architectural Survey (UID: 1331252)
Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group (UID: 880864)


Metadata: Insert 2013; Update 2004; Update 2013; Update 2014

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Record last edited

Jun 10 2019 4:30PM


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